Julie Brugger

Research Scientist - School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Climate Assessment for the Southwest

Adaptation programs/projects:

Selected publications:

  • Kirchhoff, C.J., F. Lara-Valencia, J. Brugger, P. Mussetta and N. Pineda-Pablos, 2016.. Towards joint consideration of adaptive capacity and water security: lessons from the arid Americas. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 21: 22-28.Brugger, J., A. Meadow, and A. Horangic , 2016.  Lessons from first-generation climate science integrators. Bulletin of the American Meterorological Society, 3(97): 255-265. 
  • Brugger, J., and M. Crimmins, 2015.  Designing institutions to support local-level climate change adaptation: Insights from a case study of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System. Weather, Climate, and Society, 7(1): 18-38.
  • Brugger, J., and M. Crimmins, 2013. The Art of Adaptation: Living with climate change in the rural American Southwest. Global Environmental Change, 23(6): 1830-1840.
  • Brugger, J., and M. Crimmins, 2012. Weather, Climate, and Rural Arizona: Insights and Assessment Strategies. Technical Input to the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Tucson, AZ.http://www.climas.arizona.edu/publications/2586

Employment highlights:

  • Research Scientist, Climate Assessment of the Southwest, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, 2013-present
  • Assistant Staff Scientist, Climate Assessment of the Southwest, Institute of the Environment, 2011-2013
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Davis, 2009-2010


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Washington, 2009
Geographic Area
Expertise Area
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
Natural Resources Management
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach