Dr. Kathleen Miller is an economist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in the Climate Science and Applications Program. Her work focuses on the governance of natural resource systems, and understanding how they will respond to the combined impacts of climate variability, human exploitation, other anthropogenic stressors and management actions.
She is the author of numerous papers on the management of water, fisheries and other natural resources in the context of climate variability and prospective climate change. She recently served as lead editor of a book entitled: Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate. Earlier, she served as coordinating lead author of Chapter 15, “North America” for the IPCC WG II TAR; as a lead author of Chapter 3, “Water Resources and Their Management” for the IPCC WG II AR4, and as a lead author of the 2008 IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 1985.