Director and Principal Researcher
Dr. Susanne Moser is Director and Principal Researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, in Hadley, Massachusetts. She also is an Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Research Faculty in the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England. While based in California (2008-18), she was also a Social Science Research Fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and a Research Associate of the Institute for Marine Sciences at the University of California-Santa Cruz.
Dr. Moser is a geographer by training (Ph.D. 1997, Clark University). She is an internationally recognized expert on adaptation – particularly in coastal areas , on climate change communication, and science-policy interactions. Dr. Moser has contributed to the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the IPCC, served as a Review Editor for the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,” and she has been a federal advisory committee member and the convening lead author for the coastal chapter in the Third US National Climate Assessment. She regularly works with local, state and federal agencies and other practitioners on climate change adaptation issues. Dr. Moser has been recognized as a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership, Kavli Frontiers of Science, UCAR Leadership, Donella Meadows Leadership, Google Science Communication, and Walton Sustainability Solutions Programs.