Diana Liverman



I am an academic and writer focusing on environmental issues living in Tucson, Arizona and working at the University of Arizona where I hold a faculty appointment as a Regents professor in the School of Geography and Development. I study the human dimensions of global environmental change, especially the social causes and consequences of climate change.  My overarching concern is the fate of the disadvantaged and disempowered in a changing climate – the poor, women, children, and other species.

I am also affiliated with the Environmental Change Institute and Linacre College at Oxford University in the UK.  Over my career I have taught geography and helped to build interdisciplinary environmental programs at Oxford, Penn State, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado.  I’ve led a number of national and international projects and committees including the transition committee for Future Earth (ICSU, UNEP, WMO, UNESCO), the US-NRC Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, the US-NRC panel on Informing America’s Climate Choices, the scientific advisory committee for the InterAmerican Institute (IAI) and the ICSU Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) project.

This web site provides links to my writings – books, articles, media – as well as information on my research interests and projects, my teaching and student advising, and the organizations I advise or support. I have supervised more than 60 graduate students.

The best way to contact me is by email at liverman@u.arizona.edu although like many of you I sometimes get overwhelmed by my email and get behind in my responses.  My office address is the School of Geography and Development, ENR2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell Street
Tucson, AZ 85721, USA  [PO Box 210137]

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Upcoming events

American Geographical Society, NY, Nov 2017

IPCC SR1.5 Lead Authors in Botswana, April 2018