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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
fax: (208) 885-6564

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
Andrew Kliskey

Andrew Kliskey

Office: CNR 17B
Phone: (208) 885-6372
Email: akliskey@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

College of Natural Resources

Home Town: Papamoa Beach, New Zealand

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Human response and adaptation to environmental change
    • Spatial methodologies for understanding coupled natural human systems
    • Spatial approaches for representing Indigenous and Traditional knowledge
    • Social-ecological systems and place-based science
  • Biography
    Andy Kliskey joined the faculty at University of Idaho in 2013. Previously he was co-Director of the Resilience and Adaptive Management Group (2004-2013), and Associate Professor (2004-2010) and Professor (2011-2013) of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies, at the University of Alaska Anchorage; Lecturer (1996-1999) and Senior Lecturer (2000-2003) of GIS and Resource Management in the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury (NZ), and; Postdoctoral Scientist (1992-1995) in the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Society at the University of British Columbia, and the Arctic Institute of North America’s Kluane Lake Research Station.

    Andy is a landscape social-ecological scientist and behavioral geographer with training, teaching experience and research experience in landscape ecology, behavioral and perceptual geography, geographic information systems (GIS), planning, policy analysis, and surveying. He approaches teaching and research from an interdisciplinary perspective directed at integrated methodologies toward humans and the ecosystem, that is, social-ecological systems. His research can be characterized as rigorous interdisciplinary science that has relevance to society and particularly to communities at the local-level. The current focus of his research, teaching, and outreach is on the understanding of community response, resilience, and adaptation to environmental change. This is informed by geographical, ecological, anthropological and systems theories including complex systems and resilience frameworks using a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches.

  • Selected Publications
    • Murphy, J. Ozik, J., Collier, N., Altaweel, M., Lammers, R., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Cason, D., Williams, P. In review. Water Relationships in the US Southwest: Characterizing Water Management Networks Using Natural Language Processing. Water.
    • Fidel, M., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Sutton, O. In press. Walrus harvest locations reflect adaptation: A contribution from a community-based observation network in the Bering Sea. Polar Geography.
    • Jochum, K., Kliskey, A., Hundertmark, K., Alessa, L. In press. Integrating complexity in the management of human-wildlife encounters. Global Environmental Change.
    • Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Rader, H., Pantoja, A., Clark, M., Smeenk, J. In press. Sustainable Agriculture for Alaska and the Circumpolar North: Parts I, II, and III. Arctic.
    • Huntington, H., Ortiz, I., Fall, J., Noongwook, G., Fidel, M., Childers, D., Morse, M., Beaty, J., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2013. Mapping human interaction with the Bering Sea ecosystem: comparing seasonal use areas, lifetime use areas, and “calorie-sheds”. Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 94(1): 292-300.
    • Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Krieger. K. 2012. Minding our methods: How choices of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches can influence climate reports and policy. Environmental Science & Technology 46(14): 7435-7441. DOI: 10.1021/es2044008
    • Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2012. The role of agent types in detecting and responding to environmental change. Human Organization 71(1): 1-10.
    • Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Bone, C., Schnabel, W., Stevenson, K. 2011. Water in Alaska: the next 50 years. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 47(1):143-157. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00498.x.
    • Altaweel, M., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2010. Visualizing situational data: applying information fusion for detecting social-ecological events. Social Science Computer Review 28(4). doi:10.1177/0894439309360837.
    • Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Williams, P. 2010. Forgetting freshwater: The effect of modernization on water values in remote Arctic communities. Society and Natural Resources 23: 254-268.
    • Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., and Altaweel, M. 2009. Toward a typology of social-ecological systems. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 5, 31-41.
    • Kliskey, A., Alessa, L, and Barr, B. 2009. Integrating local and traditional ecological knowledge for marine resilience. In: Managing for resilience: new directions for marine ecosystem-based management. K. McLeod and H. Leslie (eds.). Island Press Publishers. pp. 145–161.
    • Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Lammers, R., Arp, C., White, D., Busey, R., Hinzman, L. 2008. The Arctic water resources vulnerability index: An integrated assessment tool for community resilience and vulnerability with respect to freshwater. Environmental Management 42, 523-541.
    • Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Brown, G. 2008. Social-ecological Hotspots Mapping: a spatial approach for identifying coupled social-ecological space. Landscape and Urban Planning 85, 27-39.
  • Research Projects
    • CONAS – A Community Observation Network for Adaptation and Security. Dec 2013 – Jan 2015. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, J. Gamble. NSF Grant – ARC 1355238.
    • CNH – Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems: Understanding the consequences of water-use decisions in a dynamic environment. Sep 2011 – Feb 2015. PI – R. Lammers, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, M. Altaweel, J. Ozik. NSF Grant – BCS 1114851.
    • BSSN – Arctic Observation Network: An indigenous human-sensor network the Bering Sea Sub-Network: International Community-Based Observation Alliance for Arctic Observing Network. Sep 2009 – August 2014. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, V.Gofman, P. Cochrane. NSF Grant – ARC 856305.
    • MWS – Municipal Water Systems and the Resilience of Arctic Communities. Feb 2009 – Jul 2013. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, P. Schweiter. NSF Grant – OPP 0755966.
    • SCTC – Southcentral Testcase for Alaska EPSCoR’s Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments. Jul 2012 – Jun 2017. PIs – L. Alessa, M. Meyers, Testcase leaders – A. Kliskey, G. Kofinas, S. Pyare. NSF Grant – OIA 1208927
  • Outreach Projects
    • Idaho Meta: Meta-analysis of Idaho Community Reviews. Oct 2013 – ongoing. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PI – A. Kliskey, Lorie Higgins, T. Laninga. UIdaho Center for Resilient Rural Communities.
    • AWRVI – Arctic Water Resources Vulnerability Index: community-based assessments of vulnerability to changing water resources. Feb 2009 – ongoing. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PI – A. Kliskey. NSF Grants – ARC 0328686 and ARC 0755966
    • Best Practices - Best Practices for Integrating the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences for Sustainability Research and Education. Feb 2012 – Dec 2014. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, M. Altaweel, J. Ozik. NSF Grant – SBS 1142549.
    • WIS2DOM - Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods. Sep 2012 – Mar 2014. PI – J. Johnson, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, R. Louis. NSF Grant – ARC 1233277.
    • Indigenous GIS - Indigenous Ecological Knowledges and Geographic Information Systems: Exploring ontologically compatible techniques and technologies. Sep 2010 – Aug 2012. PI – D. Kingston, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, R. Louis. NSF Grant – ARC 1044906.
    • AkCSC - Alaska Climate Science Center. Aug 2010 – Aug 2015. PI – V. Sharpton. Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, T. Rupp. USGS Cooperative Agreement G10AC00588.