Dow and Carr will be working with scientists from universities, government agencies, international organizations and corporations from 71 countries.
Dow joined the university’s faculty in 1996. An expert on the human dimensions of environmental change, she conducts research on social vulnerability and decision-making with respect to climate variability, climate change and water resources. She is editor of the journal, “Weather, Climate and Society,” and co-author of the 2007 book, “The Atlas of Climate Change.”
Carr, who joined the university’s faculty in 2003, is a leading expert on global development, particularly the intersection of development with global economic and environmental change. His fieldwork has focused on Africa, specifically Ghana and Malawi.
In May, Carr was awarded a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which calls for him to relocate to Washington D.C. this summer to begin working with the U.S. Agency for International Development as climate change adaptation coordinator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance.
More information on the IPCC, Working Group II and the Fifth Assessment Report is available online at http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov.