Dr. Dilling's research program focuses on decision making, the use of information and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, carbon management and geoengineering. Her current projects examine drought in urban water systems, water governance and climate change, municipal adaptation to hazards, decision making in public lands management, and knowledge for adaptation among pastoralists. She is Director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment project that studies and facilitates the use of climate information in decision making in the Intermountain West.
decision making, use of information, climate change, energy, adaptation, carbon management, governance, risk
ENVS 4800 - Capstone: Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Examines a specific environmental topic in depth, synthesizing information from complex and controversial issues. Different course sections present different topics. Fulfills capstone requirement for Environmental Studies major. Recommended prerequisites: ENVS 1000 and ENVS 3020.
ENVS 5100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.