photo: carterLynne M. Carter

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Lynne Carter is presently an adjunct faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. and at University of Arizona. She has recently returned from 2.5 yrs as the Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Activity, a capacity building effort to support establishment of the Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  Prior to that she was the Associate Director for the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) and the Associate Director for the Sustainability Agenda at Louisiana State University.  She has authored and contributed to numerous documents around climate change including all three of the US National Climate Assessments and is the lead author for the Southeast chapter of the 4th assessment in preparation. She was also the director of a non-profit organization: the Adaptation Network, a project of the Earth Island Institute, and continues to work with communities and others to build resiliency by increasing knowledge and understanding as well as developing adaptations to a changing climate.


Lynne began her career as a marine biologist and earned advanced degrees in marine science (MS), science policy (MMA), and science education (Ph.D.) with the focus on climate change. With the US Global Change Research Program, she became the Regional Liaison to all of the 20 regions for the 1st U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.  Among many other climate change related efforts, she has testified before a US Senate Committee on climate change program issues, participated as an advisor to many organizations and boards, developed and taught semester long and short courses on climate change issues for both formal education (teaching faculty and college students) and informally for the interested public and informal educators (e.g. museums, nature centers, etc.), including the Public Understanding of Science as an invited teaching fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.  Please see her complete CV for more specifics. 



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