DENISE LACH is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Oregon State University. Her research interests include examination of changing roles and expectations for science and scientists in natural resource decision making, acceptability of bioremediation technology for cleanup of radionuclides and heavy metals, and institutional resistance to change, including the nonuse of climate forecasts by water managers. She holds a B.S. degree in English and education from the University of Minnesota and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Oregon.


PHILIP MOTE is an affiliate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and a research scientist and public information officer for the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. He also serves as a consultant at NorthWest Research Associates and as the state climatologist of the state of Washington. He conducts research on the connections between climate variability and natural resources, specializing in the dynamics of the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. He was a major participant and coauthor of several chapters in an integrated assessment of climate impacts on the Pacific Northwest. He holds a B.A. degree in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington.


LAURENCE J. O’TOOLE, JR., is the Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski professor of public administration and head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. He is president of the Public Management Research Association and coeditor for public management of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He is author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books and articles. His research interests focus on issues of policy implementation in complex institutional settings, including work on water policy; the impact of public management on government performance, policy implementation, intergovernmental, and interorganizational relations; and environmental and educational policy and management. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Clarkson University and M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees in public administration from Syracuse University.


PAMELA POGUE works for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency as the state national insurance floodplain program manager, the state earthquake program manager, and the state hurricane program manager. She also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. She previously served as president of Mitigation Planning & Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that assists companies, communities, and state and federal agencies in hazard mitigation



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