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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 11111-1138

Phone: 111-111-8981

Fax: 111-111-5534

Email: [email protected]

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Andrew Kliskey

Andrew Kliskey, Ph.D.



AA 209



Mailing Address

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 11111-1133


  • PhD Behavioral Geography and GIS, 1992, University of Otago
  • M.RRP (With Credit) Outdoor Recreation Planning, 1988, University of Otago
  • B.Surv (With Credit) Land Surveying, 1986, University of Otago

Research Interests

Human response and adaptation to environmental change
Spatial methodologies for understanding coupled natural human systems
Spatial approaches for representing Indigenous and Traditional knowledge
Social-ecological systems and place-based science

Murphy, J. Ozik, J., Collier, N., Altaweel, M., Lammers, R., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Cason, D., Williams, P. In review. Water Relationships in the US Southwest: Characterizing Water Management Networks Using Natural Language Processing. Water.

Fidel, M., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Sutton, O. In press. Walrus harvest locations reflect adaptation: A contribution from a community-based observation network in the Bering Sea. Polar Geography.

Jochum, K., Kliskey, A., Hundertmark, K., Alessa, L. In press. Integrating complexity in the management of human-wildlife encounters. Global Environmental Change.

Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Rader, H., Pantoja, A., Clark, M., Smeenk, J. In press. Sustainable Agriculture for Alaska and the Circumpolar North: Parts I, II, and III. Arctic.

Huntington, H., Ortiz, I., Fall, J., Noongwook, G., Fidel, M., Childers, D., Morse, M., Beaty, J., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2013. Mapping human interaction with the Bering Sea ecosystem: comparing seasonal use areas, lifetime use areas, and “calorie-sheds”. Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 94(1): 292-300.

Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Krieger. K. 2012. Minding our methods: How choices of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches can influence climate reports and policy. Environmental Science & Technology 46(14): 7435-7441. DOI: 10.1021/es2044008

Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2012. The role of agent types in detecting and responding to environmental change. Human Organization 71(1): 1-10.

Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Bone, C., Schnabel, W., Stevenson, K. 2011. Water in Alaska: the next 50 years. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 47(1):143-157. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00498.x.

Altaweel, M., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2010. Visualizing situational data: applying information fusion for detecting social-ecological events. Social Science Computer Review 28(4). doi:10.1177/0894439309360837.

Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Williams, P. 2010. Forgetting freshwater: The effect of modernization on water values in remote Arctic communities. Society and Natural Resources 23: 254-268.

Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., and Altaweel, M. 2009. Toward a typology of social-ecological systems. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 5, 31-41.

Kliskey, A., Alessa, L, and Barr, B. 2009. Integrating local and traditional ecological knowledge for marine resilience. In: Managing for resilience: new directions for marine ecosystem-based management. K. McLeod and H. Leslie (eds.). Island Press Publishers. pp. 145–161.

Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Lammers, R., Arp, C., White, D., Busey, R., Hinzman, L. 2008. The Arctic water resources vulnerability index: An integrated assessment tool for community resilience and vulnerability with respect to freshwater. Environmental Management 42, 523-541.

Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Brown, G. 2008. Social-ecological Hotspots Mapping: a spatial approach for identifying coupled social-ecological space. Landscape and Urban Planning 85, 27-39.


CONAS – A Community Observation Network for Adaptation and Security. Dec 2013 – Jan 2015. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, J. Gamble. NSF Grant – ARC 1355238.

CNH – Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems: Understanding the consequences of water-use decisions in a dynamic environment. Sep 2011 – Feb 2015. PI – R. Lammers, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, M. Altaweel, J. Ozik. NSF Grant – BCS 1114851.

BSSN – Arctic Observation Network: An indigenous human-sensor network the Bering Sea Sub-Network: International Community-Based Observation Alliance for Arctic Observing Network. Sep 2009 – August 2014. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, V.Gofman, P. Cochrane. NSF Grant – ARC 856305.

MWS – Municipal Water Systems and the Resilience of Arctic Communities. Feb 2009 – Jul 2013. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, P. Schweiter. NSF Grant – OPP 0755966.

SCTC – Southcentral Testcase for Alaska EPSCoR’s Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments. Jul 2012 – Jun 2017. PIs – L. Alessa, M. Meyers, Testcase leaders – A. Kliskey, G. Kofinas, S. Pyare. NSF Grant – OIA 1111927


Idaho Meta: Meta-analysis of Idaho Community Reviews. Oct 2013 – ongoing. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PI – A. Kliskey, Lorie Higgins, T. Laninga. UIdaho Center for Resilient Rural Communities.

AWRVI – Arctic Water Resources Vulnerability Index: community-based assessments of vulnerability to changing water resources. Feb 2009 – ongoing. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PI – A. Kliskey. NSF Grants – ARC 0328686 and ARC 0755966

Best Practices - Best Practices for Integrating the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences for Sustainability Research and Education. Feb 2012 – Dec 2014. PI – L. Alessa, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, M. Altaweel, J. Ozik. NSF Grant – SBS 1142549.

WIS2DOM - Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods. Sep 2012 – Mar 2014. PI – J. Johnson, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, R. Louis. NSF Grant – ARC 1233277.

Indigenous GIS - Indigenous Ecological Knowledges and Geographic Information Systems: Exploring ontologically compatible techniques and technologies. Sep 2010 – Aug 2012. PI – D. Kingston, Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, L. Alessa, R. Louis. NSF Grant – ARC 1044906.

AkCSC - Alaska Climate Science Center. Aug 2010 – Aug 2015. PI – V. Sharpton. Co-PIs – A. Kliskey, T. Rupp. USGS Cooperative Agreement G10AC00588.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 11111-1138

Phone: 111-111-8981

Fax: 111-111-5534

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources