Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux is Professor of Geography, University of Vermont; Vermont State Climatologist. She uses a variety of mixed methods from remotely sensed data to statistics and historical content analysis, to explore the influence of atmospheric processes on fluvial processes and vegetated landscapes. She specializes in climate hazards and severe weather, with a special focus on flooding and droughts. As the State Climatologist for Vermont, she engages directly with community groups, Federal and State agencies, and national climate organizations.

She is the lead editor of Historical climate variability and impacts in North America, the first monograph to deal with the use of documentary and other ancillary records for analyzing climate variability and change.

Dr. Dupigny-Giroux’ awards and grants include: the 2018 Association for Women Geoscientists Professional Excellence Award in the Academia/Research category; the NSF-funded Satellites, Weather and Climate (SWAC) professional development program for in-service K-12 science and mathematics teachers and the NSF-funded Diversity Climate Network (D-ClimNet) to enhance diversity in climatology.

Nationally, she is the lead author for the Northeast Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program. She also serves on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Climate Working Group helping to guide climate research across the US. In 2014, she was a Scholar-in-Residence for the Sustainability Graduate Institute at Goddard College, and their Commencement Speaker in Spring 2015. In 2015, Dr. Dupigny-Giroux was elected a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering  in recognition of her academic and outreach contributions to the state.

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Dartmouth College

APRIL 26-27, 2019

Hanover Inn and Moore Hall in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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