Drought

The University of Oregon's experts in drought can speak to water law and policy, natural resource management, wildfires, and emergency preparedness for cities and communities. To reach any of these experts for interview or more, please contact experts@uoregon.edu | 541-515-5155.

Adell Amos, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Adell Amos is an expert in water law and policy, natural resource law and resource management. She is especially well-versed in policy and law related to public lands, conservation, wilderness, and hydrology. At the University of Oregon, she holds the James O. and Alfred T. Goodwin Senior Faculty Fellowship, serves as the associate dean for academic affairs at the UO School of Law, and teaches in the nationally-ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Selected by the Obama Administration in 2008 to serve a two-year appointment with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Adell developed strategies and oversaw policy issues around the nation’s public lands.

Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Dan Gavin is an expert in climate change and the impacts of climate change and fires on ecosystems over time (paleoecology). When talking about drought, Dan can weigh-in on the historical precedents for large or severe fires.   

Bart Johnson, Department of Landscape Architecture

Bart Johnson is an expert in landscape architecture, conservation planning, landscape design, urbanization and ecology, with a particular emphasis on wildfire risk management and biodiversity conservation. 

Ken Kato, Director of the Infographics Lab

Ken Kato, Campus GIS and Mapping (CGIS) Program

Ken Kato is an expert in mapping and related mapping technologies and apps, transportation planning, geographic information systems (GIS), and "smart cities." His award-winning mapping technologies have been used to help emergency management, risk, planning, operations, and police departments.

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Cassandra Moseley is an expert in natural resource policy, including forest, wildfire, bioenergy, rural development policy and federal land management. At the University of Oregon, she is a research professor and director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program.