Susanne Moser

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    Susanne Moser

Susanne Moser, Ph.D. is Director and Principal Researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, in Santa Cruz, CA. She also is a Social Science Research Fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. In her current research and work with local, state and federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations, foundations, and private-sector entities, she focuses on adaptation to climate change, resilience, transformation, decision support, and effective climate change communication in support of social change. Susi is a geographer by training (Ph.D. 1997, Clark University). Previously she served as a Research Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, has worked for the Heinz Center in Washington, DC, and served as staff scientist for climate change for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Susanne Moser is co-editor with Max Boykoff (University of Colorado-Boulder) of an edited volume on Successful Adaptation (Routledge, 2013), and with Lisa Dilling (University of Colorado-Boulder) of a major anthology on climate change communication, called Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change, published in 2006 by Cambridge University Press. She contributed to the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of Working Group 2 of the IPCC, served as a Review Editor for the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” and on the Scientific Steering Committee for the Special Report on the “Impacts of 1.5C and Associated Emissions Pathways.” She also was deeply involved in the Third US National Climate Assessment and various regional assessments. She is a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership, Kavli Frontiers of Science, Donella Meadows Leadership, Google Science Communication, and Walton Sustainability Solutions Programs.