Professor, University of Washington
President-Elect, American Geophysical Union
Lisa Graumlich is the Mary Laird Wood Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. She has devoted her career to studying the causes and impacts of climate change, with a special focus on using paleoecological records such as tree-rings to understand the magnitude of human impacts. She is passionate about science communication and she speaks frequently on climate change impacts and adaptation. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representative Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on long-term climate variability and is the president-elect of the American Geophysical Union as of January 1, 2021.
Lisa served as the inaugural dean of the UW College of the Environment from 2010 to 2021