Edward R. Carr, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Edward R Carr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and serves as Associate Director of the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies. His research focuses on finding ways to identify and meet the changing needs of vulnerable populations in the context of a changing global economy and environment. Dr. Carr founded and directs the Humanitarian Response and Development Lab (HURDL), which currently conducts on-the-ground research on the delivery of weather and climate information to farmers in Senegal and Mali, the identification of gendered and other forms of social vulnerability for climate change adaptation planning, and better connecting efforts to manage disaster risk in the present with adaptation needs in the future in Zambia. HURDL is funded by organizations like the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. From 2010-2012, Dr. Carr was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at USAID, where he helped write the agency's climate change policy and advised a presidential appointee while serving as a climate change coordinator and advisor. He has published extensively in leading development studies and geography outlets, and has served as a lead author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Fourth Global Environment Outlook, a review editor for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, and as a chapter lead for a United States Department of Agriculture report on Climate Change and Global Food Security.