Anderson Ribeiro de Figueiredo

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Scenario Planning Postdoctoral Research Associate

Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions (WyACT)
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

(307) 761-4965  | | Crane Hall, Rm 145


PhD Geography, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

MS Geography, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

BS Geography, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul


Background and Expertise

Anderson R. de Figueiredo is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions (WyACT) project. He researches scenario building and climate change adaptation, engaging communities with meaningful climate science. Anderson is excited to learn how scientific models can help Wyoming communities to plan and prepare for climate change impacts and how communities can inform and improve climate change scenarios. He is responsible for co-designing scenario-building interviews, focus groups, and community deliberations with community members and understanding more about the community’s needs, responses, and strategies to adapt to climatic changes.

Before joining the University of Wyoming, Anderson was a Research Assistant with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where he researches focused on indigenous knowledge and its relationship with glacier-related hazards in the Peruvian Andes, the Andean Socio-Cryosphere. Also, he used the Participatory Mapping approach working together and teaching Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to managers and local communities in Bolivia.

Selected Publications

See Anderson Ribeiro de Figueiredo's Google Scholar page for more. 

Figueiredo, A. R., Simões, J. C., Menegat, R., & Rodrigues, B. B. (2019). Perceptions of and adaptation to climate change in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Sociedade & Natureza, 31, 1–22.

Emmer et al. (2022). Progress and challenges in glacial lake outburst flood research (2017–2021): a research community perspective, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 22, 3041–3061.



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