Thursday, June 03, 2010

UA climate scientist to receive Royal Geographic Society medal

Diana Liverman, a geography professor who co-directs the UA's Institute of the Environment, will receive the Founders Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society, at a ceremony in London on June 7, according to an announcement from the university.

The Society said Diana is being honored for her contributions in "encouraging, developing and promoting understanding of the human dimensions of climate change."

She currently chairs a panel for the U.S. National Academies America’s Climate Choices study and is a former chair of the National Research Council's committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.

[taken in part from the UA news release]

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