Amber Childress-Runyon

Amber Childress
PhD Student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

My research focuses on the interactions and feedbacks between ecological and social systems, specifically how people respond and adapt to environmental changes and how their responses impact or change ecosystems.  I am currently investigating water management in the South Platte River Basin of Colorado and how water providers have adapted to droughts in the past.  I hope it will lead to a better understanding of barriers and opportunities to adapt to future change and reduce vulnerabilities and help determine feasible options for adapting existing management strategies to adjust to varying water availability.

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Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Warner College of Natural Resources