The University of Arizona is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the science of adaptation to climate change, and associated research and outreach to understand climate change, its observed and potential impacts, and possible responses.
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Email Address: Buizer@arizona.edu
Phone Number: (520) 626-4454
James (Jim) Buizer's work focuses on climate adaptation, sustainability, institutional transformation, and science for international development. He is leading an effort to establish a network of institutions dedicated to integrating research-based knowledge about climate impacts and options for adaptation into decisions, particularly aimed at sustainable development around the world. Before joining the UA, Jim served as Science Policy Advisor to President Michael Crow at Arizona State University (ASU) and Executive Director for Strategic Institutional Transformation in the Office of the President. Buizer led the design and establishment of the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability and its School of Sustainability, where he continues to hold an appointment as Senior Sustainability Scientist.
Education: MMA 1984 Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Research Scientist, Office of Arid Lands Studies
- Director of Climate Adaptation and International Development, Institute of the Environment