Kripa Jagannathan

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Kripa is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Maria Carmen Lemos. Kripa’s interests are in the field of climate change adaptation, climate-resilient planning, and co-production of actionable science. Her recent research has focused on improving the usability of climate science, and enabling science-based adaptation decision-making for cities, resource managers, and farming communities. At University of Michigan, Kripa is working on a National Academy of Sciences project that will assist small- and mid-sized coastal cities in the US Gulf region, to strengthen their capacity to adapt to climate-related extreme events. In addition, she is collaborating with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), to help improve the usability of ice forecasts from the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System.

Kripa also works with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, CA. Here, she co-leads the co-production efforts of a large Department of Energy funded project wherein scientists and resource managers are working together to evaluate and improve the decision-relevance of climate projections for long-range planning. She is an active member of a working group on the ‘science of actionable knowledge’ which explores the drivers of the generation and use of actionable knowledge.

Kripa has a PhD and MS from University of California Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, and a MS in Environmental Studies from TERI University, New Delhi, India. Kripa also has 7 years of experience working in the climate change consulting space, where she managed technical advisory projects including GHG emissions reduction efforts, carbon mitigation strategies, and adaptation plans & policies.

Kripa can be reached at kripajag@umich.edu.