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About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Liverman, Diana M.
Location University of Arizona
Primary Field Human Environmental Sciences
Secondary Field Environmental Sciences and Ecology
 Election Citation
Liverman focuses on understanding how people become vulnerable to climatic changes, and how climate adaptation and policy can help them cope.
 Research Interests
Diana Liverman's current research focuses on the connections between climate and development, especially the synergies and trade offs between the responses to climate change, poverty alleviation and sustainable development goals. This builds on her long term interests in understanding how people become vulnerable to climatic changes, especially in agricultural and food systems, and how climate adaptation, including climate services, can help them cope. She has also studied aspects of environmental governance, including the effectiveness of carbon offsets and the impacts of trade agreements on the US-Mexico border. She uses multiple methods in her research including computer modeling, interviews, social surveys and data analysis. She was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5C and is part of interdisciplinary teams that have published on planetary boundaries and pathways to a sustainable future.

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