Karletta Chief

Director, AIRES/Haury Indigenous Resilience Center
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science

Dr. Chief works to improve our understanding, tools, and predictions of watershed hydrology, unsaturated flow in arid environments, and how natural and human disturbances affect soil hydrology through the use of physically based methods. Also how indigenous communities will be affected by climate change; has collaborated in an interdisciplinary group of scientists including hydrologists, system dynamic modelers, and social scientists to determine how hydrological models can be improved to identify and mitigate risks to these vulnerable populations.