NC CASC welcomes new Research Coordinator, Alisa Wade
The NC CASC welcomes Dr. Alisa Wade to our team as our new research coordinator. Alisa is a conservation planner and scientist, trained at the intersection of physical, ecological, and social science, with a particular interest in bridging the gap between science and management by creating tools and resources for conservation planning. Her research and work revolves around climate change adaptation - for wildlife, people, and ecosystems.
Most recently, Alisa worked as a conservation scientist at the University of Montana, overseeing the UM BRIDGES program, and she will retain affiliate status with the UM Department of Geosciences. UM BRIDGES is a National Research Traineeship centered around the food-energy-water nexus, and Alisa was responsible for developing and delivering graduate curriculum on science communication and bridging science to practice. Alisa also served as a co-author on the Montana Climate Assessment and has broad prior experience as an environmental consultant, an executive director of a not-for-profit land trust, and a post doc investigating salmon distribution and vulnerability under climate change throughout their North Pacific Rim range.