August 4, 1999 Library Discussion
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About Adele Chiesa
About Roger Pielke
FEMA Learning Resource Center
EIIP Virtual Library Presentation
Communication Between Researchers and Practitioners
EIIP Moderator: Amy Sebring
The Forum hosted two very knowledgeable individuals for the discussion:
See the August 4, 1999 transcript in the EIIP Virtual Forum for the entire discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Adele Chiesa is the head of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at FEMA's National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD. She has been a librarian with FEMA, the US Fire Administration (USFA) and the LRC for her entire 23 years of Federal service.
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Roger A. Pielke, Jr. is a Scientist at the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He also holds an affiliate professorship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado. With a B.A.in mathematics and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado, his research focuses on the relation of scientific information and public and private sector decision making.
His current areas of research are societal responses to extreme weather events, domestic and international policy responses to climate change, and United States science policy. He currently chairs the American Meteorological Societys Committee on Societal Impacts, and serves on the Science Steering Committees of the U.S. Weather Research Programs and the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Research Programme among other advisory committees. He is a co-author (with his father) of Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impact on Society, published in 1997 by John Wiley & Sons Press.
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