Affiliates

Affiliates are fellow researchers and practitioners who are partnering with MCAP on joint projects or funded grants. Both MCAP and affiliates jointly benefit from the sharing of resources and expertise, and the working relationship is active for the duration of planned projects and collaborations.

Our affiliates are crucial to MCAP's mission: they help to shape and conduct the cutting-edge, use-inspired research that informs and drives climate adaptation across Minnesota, and beyond. From research in climate resiliency metrics to dynamically downscaled climate model data, their work provides the evidence-based foundation for what we do. Read on to learn more!

Interested in becoming an affiliate? Contact us

Current Affiliates

Brenda Hoppe
Climate & Health Advisor
Minnesota Department of Health 

Project: Agricultural Weather Study / Dynamically Downscaled Climate Projections

Melissa Kenney

Dr. Melissa Kenney 
Director of Research & Knowledge Initiatives
University of Minnesota
Institute on the Environment
Project: Stakeholder Climate Data Needs Assessment

Linda Kingery
Outreach Specialist,
Minnesota Extension and NW Regional Sustainable Development Partnership 
Project: Community-Based Climate Communicators
 

Stefan Liess

Dr. Stefan Liess
Researcher
University of Minnesota
Department of Soil, Water, & Climate

Project: Agricultural Weather Study / Dynamically Downscaled Climate Projections

Caryn Mohr
Assistant Statewide Director
University of Minnesota 
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

Project: Community-Based Climate Communicators

 

Tracy Twine

Professor Tracy Twine
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Department of Soil, Water, & Climate

Project: Agricultural Weather Study / Dynamically Downscaled Climate Projections

Felix Wolfinger

Felix Wolfinger
Research Scientist
University of Minnesota 

Project: Stakeholder Climate Data Needs Assessment