Lemos, Maria Carmen

Lemos, Maria Carmen
University of Michigan

Lemos' broad research interests are related to the human dimensions of global change and social studies of science. She is particularly interested in understanding:

  • the intersection between development and climate, especially concerning the relationship between anti-poverty programs and risk management
  • the use of technoscientific information, especially seasonal climate (El Nino forecasting) in building adaptive capacity to climate variability and change (drought planning, water management, and agriculture) in the U.S. and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Chile)
  • the impact of technocratic decisionmaking on issues of democracy and equity
  • the co-production of science and policy and the role of technocrats as decisionmakers
  • the role of popular participation in urban environmental policymaking and policymaker/client interactions
  • U.S.-Mexico border region environmental policymaking especially regarding transboundary water conflict, environmental health, a common use of shared natural resources
Research Interests: 
human dimensions of global change and social studies of science