photo of Ronni Wilcock

Ronni Wilcock

Sr Risk & Biophysical Adaptation Spec
Two Bears Environmental Consulting

Ronni L. Wilcock, Ph.D. has developed process-based models for climate impact and adaptation assessment, including developing methods to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on structures hydrology, agriculture, forestry, and marine and terrestrial wildlife habitats, and subsistence lifestyles and cultures. Dr. Wilcock is currently leading an effort to use potential climates to predict areas that may have increased vulnerabilities to climate change, such as from erosion, flooding, drought, wildfire, water quality, biomass shifts, etc. The models are also used to aid in determining effective adaptation strategies through a combination of scenario and sensitivity analysis, and to determine the cumulative effects of climate change to develop Climate Impact Statements (CISTM). The CIS is combined with socioeconomic data to develop an Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Impact Statement (ICARISTM). The primary goal is to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience across the impacted facility, site, and/or environment. This effort develops actionable data for community actions and policy decisions.

Dr. Wilcock is an NSF-SBIR Phase II awardee and Faculty at Oregon State University. She has authored several peer-reviewed papers, including publication in the climate change literature, and has given many talks at both professional and public meetings.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Ronni Wilcock
Events featuring Ronni Wilcock