James Buizer

Professor - School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Research Scientist - Arid Lands Resource Sciences Program

Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Global Change Faculty

Adaptation Programs/Projects

Employment Highlights

  • Led the formation of the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program at NOAA.

Selected Publications

  • Jacobs, K.L., J.L. Buizer, and S.C. Moser, 2016. The Third US National Climate Assessment: Innovations in Science and Engagement. New York, Springer.
  • Jacobs, K., and J.L. Buizer, 2016. Foreword to Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation. New York, Wiley.
  • Rahman, T. and J. Buizer, 2016. Evaluating a climate information service program using survey and experimental data. In Evaluating Climate Change for Sustainable Development. Edited by Juha I. Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, and Rob D. van den Berg, Springer Verlag GmbH, 2016.
  • Moser, S.C., J.M. Melillo, K.L. Jacobs, R.H. Moss, J.L. Buizer, 2015. Aspirations and Common Tensions: Larger Lessons from the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1530-z
  • Jacobs, K.L. and J.L. Buizer, 2015. Building community, credibility and knowledge: the third U.S. National Climate Assessment. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1445-8
  • Buizer, J.L., K. Dow, M.E. Black, K.L. Jacobs, A. Waple, R.H. Moss, S. Moser, A. Luers, D.I. Gustafson, R.C Richmond, S L Hays, C.B. Field, 2015. Building a sustained climate assessment process. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1501-4
  • Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process, National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. J. Buizer, P. Fleming, S.L. Hays, Dow, K., Field, C.B., Gustafson, D., Luers, A., Moss, R.H., (September 2013)


  • M.M.A., Marine Resource Economics and Science Policy, University of Washington
  • B.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

Expertise Area

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Program Evaluation
  • Climate Assessment
  • Climate Communication
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
  • International and Development
  • Organizational Change and Management

Language Area

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Geographic Area

  • Asia
  • Latin America and Caribbean