​Robert Merideth

Program Manager, Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS) Program
Research Director, López-Hoffman Lab

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Robert Merideth
is program manager of the Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS) Program (an initiative of UA Research, Discovery & Innovation, the Institute of the Environment, and the Udall Center) and is lab research director for the Lopez-Hoffman Lab located in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (ENR2 Building).

He has nearly 35 years’ experience at top-tier research universities writing and editing scientific and academic publications for professional and public audiences.

Merideth has broad academic training in environmental sciences with a B.A. in geography (University of Oklahoma) and an M.S. in water resources management (University of Wisconsin-Madison) as well as training and practical experience in mapping sciences (remote sensing, GIS), politics and public policy, library science, and journalism.

He has extensive experience writing and editing scientific and scholarly articles and monographs, books, research proposals, annual reports, and educational and interpretive materials.

He is author or co-author of articles published in BioScience, Climate Research, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Management, Journal of Arid Environments, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Natural Resources Journal, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Southwest Hydrology, Surveying and Mapping (now Surveying and Land Information Science), and Water International. He also is author or editor of several books, primers, and educational handbooks on climate science, water resources, and other topics (see examples below).

Prior to commencing his position in 1995 at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona, Merideth was employed at Penn State University (1990–95) and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984–89).

He also was director of constituent relations for Wisconsin Governor Anthony Earl (1983–84).

He is a former Peace Corps volunteer, having served in El Salvador (1978–79). He was a member of the board of directors of the Tucson Audubon Society (2002–10) and enjoys birding, hiking, photography, and travel. He has lived in five countries and in 14 U.S. states. He is married to Elizabeth Payne.

Examples of Edited or Written Work

Environmental Change Assessments. Special Issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
(co-editor, with G Garfin & M Wilder)

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States

(co-editor, with four others)

The Colorado River Delta: An Invaluable Resource for People and Wildlife
(co-author, with three others)

Native Nations and U.S. Borders: Challenges to Indigenous Culture, Citizenship, and Security pdf
(developmental editor)

Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the United States: A Regional and State-by-State Analysis
(series editor)

Udall Center Environmental Policy Books and Working Papers

(series editor)