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James Arnott

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James Arnott has six years of research experience working on the human dimensions of global change topics in addition to undergraduate training in political science and economics. As program director of the Aspen Global Change Institute, Mr. Arnott has supported the development of a diverse international network of scientists and practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines, regions, and sectors. Outcomes from this network have made important contributions to research and practice including publications in Science, Eos, and the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and progressive changes within planning communities such as water utility management, forest resource management, and community planning. Mr. Arnott is an active member of both scientific and stakeholder-oriented organizations and initiatives including the Climate Services Partnership, an international network of providers of climate information for adaptation planning with a focus in developing regions, the American Geophysical Union, and a variety of community-scale advisory committees in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, including the Future Forest Roundtable, Aspen Global Warming Alliance, and Roaring Fork Watershed Roundtable. Mr. Arnott is currently working towards a Ph.D under the mentorship of Maria Carmen Lemos at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment.

School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
Aspen Global Change Institute
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adaptation to climate change
decision support


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