Tamara Wall

Advisor

Dr. Tamara Wall is a research professor at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV and deputy director of the Western Regional Climate Center. Additionally, Dr. Wall works with the Center for Climate, Ecosystems, and Fire Applications, and is the lead PI for the California Nevada Adaptation Program (part of the national NOAA-sponsored Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments network) and a co-PI in the Southwest Climate Science Center Consortium. Dr. Wall has worked extensively with stakeholders in California, Nevada and other regions of the West in co-produced climate science projects for the last nine years. Her research focuses on qualitative and quantitative social science research in climate information use by stakeholders, evaluating co-produced climate science, understanding the process of climate information dissemination and utilization for climate resiliency and adaptation in natural resource management agencies, and public and agency use of fire weather forecasts and fire behavior/fire danger information. Dr. Wall also has extensive expertise and training in organizational development, facilitation, graphic recording, workshop and meeting design, strategic planning, collaboration training and working with both small and large groups in-perso and in virtual collaborative settings. Recent work has focused on developing expertise in applying change theory and frameworks to better support mixed research/practitioner teams address the evolving dynamics between research, social processes, and climate change adaptation actions.

Tamara Wall