James Buizer

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
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Language Area
Expertise Area
Climate Assessment
Climate Communication
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
International and Development
Organizational Change and Management
Program Evaluation
Public Policy and Governance
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach