Tracey Osborne, PhD

Fountain Advisor

I am a professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona and live in Tucson.

As a leading scholar on the social and political economic dimensions of climate change, I conduct research on equitable climate solutions based on forest stewardship, Indigenous land rights, and renewable energy. I have worked mainly in Mexico and the Amazon.

More recently I have been working collaboratively with environmental and Indigenous organizations on a story map project called the Climate Alliance Mapping Project, which identifies ecologically and culturally important areas for keeping fossil fuels underground across the Americas, which include on Indigenous lands.

The mapping project includes a digital storytelling component through which communities can share their experiences with fossil fuel development in their own words.

Prior to graduate school I worked with several environmental organizations including Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Watch, and Environmental Defense Fund. I received my PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley.