Dr. Tam U. Wall
Dr. Tamara Wall is a researcher in the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC); the program for Climate, Ecosystem, and Fire Applications (CEFA); and the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP). She is involved in several on-going and planned projects related to integrating social science research with the production of climate knowledge and services at CNAP and the WRCC. These projects include 1) a mixed-method project to identify how managers in the water sector perceive the salience and legitimacy of available climate information as well as the overall accessibility of sources for climate information; 2) an on-line survey of WRCC users, and 3) an assessment of lead PI and stakeholders relationships and interactions at CNAP and the WRCC.
- Public use of science and the communication of climate attribution and uncertainty
- Demographics and migration trends in the American West
- Environmental hazards and the distribution of risk across landscapes in natural and human-coupled systems
Research Project Websites
- Wildfire and Drought: Impacts on Wildfire Planning, Behavior, and Effects
- Climate Resiliency in the Southwest
- Planning for Alternative Futures of the Great Basin
- Assessment of Fire Danger PocketCards
- Fire Stories - Understanding Wildland Fire Behavior
- Sierra Nevada Fire Emissions Workshop
- Planning for the Future of the Great Basin
- Great Basin Climate Forum Series
-- GBC Forum 2016
-- GBC Forum 2015
-- GBC Forum 2014
-- GBC Forum 2013
-- Southern GBC Forum 2013
|Ph.D.||2007||The University of Montana, Missoula, MT||Interdisciplinary Studies, emphasis geography|
|M.A.||1992||New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM||Technical and Professional Communication|
|B.A.||1990||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL||English|
Journal Articles/Book Chapters/Citations
Wall, T., A.L. Knox Velez, J. Diaz, (2014). Wildfire Readiness in the Southern California Wildland-Urban Interface. Download Report.
Wall, T., G. Garfin, and J. Galayada, (2012). Evaluating Our Capacity: a discussion of capability for ongoing climate assessment in the Colorado River Basin. http://www.climas.arizona.edu/publications/2375
Wall, T.U., and C. von Reichert (2012). Divorce as an Influence in Return Migration to Rural Areas. Population, Space and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1719
Wall, T.U., and S.J. Halvorson (2011). Wildfire Research in an Environmental Hazards Course: An Active Learning Approach. Journal of Geography.
Wall, T.U. (2008). Book Review, Roger G. Kennedy. Wildfire & Americans: How to Save Lives, Property, and Your Tax Dollars. Environment. November/December issue.