Rachel M. Gregg

Lead Scientist

I am an environmental specialist with experience in the application of natural and social science, policy, and outreach. I have a background in marine biology and ecology, oceanography, and environmental, marine, and coastal resources law, policy, and management. My education and work experiences have been primarily focused on marine and coastal resources management strategies for natural and human influences, including water quality degradation, coastal hazards, and climate change.

I manage the State of Adaptation Program and serve as a Content Editor for the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org); my primary responsibilities include finding and developing examples of climate change adaptation, building a network of individuals and organizations engaged or interested in adaptation, developing guidance to support decision making and management in a changing climate, and conducting outreach to advance the field. Prior to joining EcoAdapt in 2009, I worked with the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant, the National Park Service, and the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee. My previous work includes examining nearshore processes and functions in Washington State, co-writing a guidance document to assist coastal counties in implementing shoreline management policies, investigating the environmental implications and economic viability of the coastal recreation and tourism industry in Washington State, examining the status of coastal water resources in Olympic National Park and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, and analyzing projected and actual threats to the marine and coastal environment of the San Juan Archipelago. I earned my undergraduate degree from Smith College in Government and Marine Science, and a Master’s in interdisciplinary marine science and policy from the University of Washington.

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The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region

Figure 1. Map of the Great Lakes basin, depicting lakes, rivers, and streams in the region (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District; retrieved from http://gis.glin....

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Rachel M. is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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weADAPT Guidance

This space is dedicated to collect guidance material around how weADAPT works, how you, as a user or member can benefit from it, how to add content and much more.
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