Alison Meadow

Associate Research Professor, AIRES

Dr. Meadow has a background in environmental anthropology and urban planning. Her research focuses on the process of linking scientists with decision makers to improve the usability of climate science, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the outcomes of such research partnerships. She is a principal investigator with the Department of the Interior’s Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) and the NOAA-funded Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). She is also a 2020-21 fellow of the Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society.


  • PhD, Environmental Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2009
  • MS, Planning, University of Arizona
  • MA, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona