Maria Carmen Lemos is Professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and co- Director of the Great Lakes Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also Senior Policy Scholar at the Udall Center for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the use of scientific knowledge in environmental public policymaking in Latin America and the U.S., especially related to climate change (adaptation and adaptive capacity building) and the co-production of science and policy (the different means to narrow the gap between useful and usable knowledge). She has contributed to the IPCC and US
National Climate Assessment and currently leads a number of projects focusing on scaling up the uptake of climate knowledge in support of urban adaptation and resilience, community well-being and climate justice and ecosystem health.