Principal Investigator

Marco Vallejos

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Wichita Climate (Summer 2022)

Team: Brooke Laird (Project Lead), Melissa Ashbaugh, Muskaan Khemani, Sadie Murray

Summary: Wichita, Kansas is facing a host of climate threats, one being extreme heat that is manifested through the urban heat island (UHI) effect. The uneven distribution of heat risk...

Principal Investigator

Marco Vallejos

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Milwaukee Urban Development (Summer 2022)

Team: Madeleine Tango (Project Lead), Jack Acomb, Lisa Son, Annika Harrington

Summary: Milwaukee County has experienced an increase in flooding due to climate change and urbanization. The frequency and severity of flooding vary spatially due to differences in land cover...

Principal Investigator

Tyler Pantle

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Kansas City Disasters (Summer 2022)

Team: M. René Castillo, Hadwynne Gross, Eric Sjöstedt, Raychell Velez

Summary: Pluvial flooding, over-saturated ground, and poor drainage systems disproportionately impact historically disinvested neighborhoods during extreme rainfall events independently of overflowing water bodies. These communities are impacted by physical and...

Principal Investigator

Katie Lange

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Western Sonoran Water Resources (Summer 2022)

Team: Anne Britton (Project Lead), Deirdre An, Seamus Geraty, Charles Nixon

Summary: Ephemeral freshwater rock pools, known as tinajas, have great biologic and cultural importance as sources of surface water in the western Sonoran Desert (WSD). Tinaja flooding and...

Principal Investigator

Caroline Williams

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Maipo River Valley Agriculture (Summer 2022)

Team: Benjamin Goffin (Project Lead), Duncan Srsic, Rishudh, Sarah Carlos

Summary: Agriculture is the primary use of water in the Maipo River basin of Central Chile, accounting for ~ 75% of the total demand. Assessment of irrigation needs for...

Principal Investigator

Nicole Ramberg-Pihl

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Maine Ecological Forecasting III (Summer 2022)

Team: Jonathan Falciani (Project Lead), Colin Hogan, Linda Mitchell, Makario Sarsozo

Summary: Shifting patterns in land use and land cover (LULC), temperature, and precipitation have exacerbated a rapid decline in Federally Endangered wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations. The...

Principal Investigator

Ryan Hammock

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Hawai'i Island Climate (Summer 2022)

Team: Lisa Tanh (Project Lead), Ian Lee, Connor Racette, Matilda Anokye

Summary: Climate induced sea level rise poses a risk to coastal areas on the Island of Hawai'i and many of the island’s historic cultural lands are in danger of...

Principal Investigator

Sarah Hettema

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Black Hills Wildfires (Summer 2022)

Team: Casey Menick (Project Lead), Haley Stuckmeyer, Heidi Rogers, Yeshey Seldon

Summary: The 2000 Jasper Fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota was the largest wildfire to date in the region, burning over 83,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest...

Principal Investigator

Ryan Hammock

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Hawaii Island Climate (Summer 2022)

Team: Lisa Tanh (Project Lead), Ian Lee, Connor Racette, Matilda Anokye

Summary: Climate induced sea level rise poses a risk to coastal areas on the Island of Hawaii and many of the island’s historic cultural lands are in danger of...

Principal Investigator

Britnay Beaudry

Capacity Building Type
DEVELOP

Florida Water Resources (Summer 2022)

Team: Samuel Perrello (Project Lead), Kyle Stark, Koya Oki, Emily Heltzel

Summary: Since their first sightings in the U.S. in 2002, emerald ash borer beetles (Agrilus planipennis; EAB) have killed millions of native ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees across...