The following Oregon State University faculty and staff have expertise related to drought and are willing to speak with journalists. Their specific expertise, and contact information, is listed below. For help with other OSU faculty experts, contact Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected].
O’Neill is the Oregon state climatologist with the Oregon State Climate Service and an associate professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. He can discuss:
Fleishman is director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research focuses on ecological responses to variability and changes in climate and land use in the western United States. She can discuss:
Snowmelt is the source of over 50% of streamflow across the western United States and over 70% of streamflow in mountainous regions. Raleigh, assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, studies water availability in the seasonal snowpack of mountain watersheds using physical models, satellite and airborne remote sensing, and unique field measurements. He can discuss:
Jarvis is the director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds at Oregon State, one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes under the U.S. Geological Survey that are distributed across the United States and U.S. territories. He is a hydrogeologist and mediator specializing in conflicts over groundwater resources and water wells. He can discuss:
Garrett is with the OSU Extension Small Farms Program and leader of the Dry Farming Project. She engages growers in the maritime Pacific Northwest in participatory climate adaptation research for knowledge exchange between growers, plant breeders, researchers, educators and other ag professionals in the Dry Farming Collaborative.
Jaeger is a professor and Extension policy specialist in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State. He has studied water scarcity and water conflict issues in the Klamath Basin and the Columbia River Basin among others. He can discuss:
Gosnell is a social scientist with expertise in the human dimensions of natural resource management, climate change, environmental governance and rural sustainability. She has conducted research in the Klamath Basin on various topics since 2006, including the following:
Wolf is a professor of geography in Oregon State’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. He is an internationally known expert in water resources and conflict management. Wolf, a trained mediator/facilitator, has consulted for governments and led mediations for water conflicts around the world. Wolf can address: