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Allison M. Chatrchyan

Allison Chatrchyan

Senior Research Associate

103 Rice Hall
(607) 254-8808

As a Sr. Research Associate in the Departments of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Global Development, Allison Chatrchyan’s work focuses on the interface between social, environmental and agricultural systems. She works to facilitate interdisciplinary research and extension teams that are co-developing climate change adaptation and mitigation tools and resources for farmers, climate steward volunteers, youth, and communities. Trained in global environmental politics and policy, the goal of Dr. Chatrchyan's research is to contribute to an improved understanding of the changes needed in human behavior and social and political institutions to protect ecological and agricultural systems. Specifically, her research focuses on assessing stakeholder beliefs and actions, and the effectiveness of multi-level climate change policies and governance mechanisms.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Lane, D. M., Murdock, E., Genskow, K., Betz, C., & Chatrchyan, A. M. (2019). Climate change and dairy in New York and Wisconsin: Risk perceptions, vulnerability, and adaptation among farmers and advisors.

Case Studies

  • Lambert, J., Chatrchyan, A., & Acosta, S. (2017). Cornell's Climate Smart Farming Program: Resources, Tools, and Extension Support for Farmers in the Northeastern United States. p. 16 GACSA Case Study (ed.), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization., Rome, Italy.

Extension Bulletins

  • Brewer, T., & Chatrchyan, A. M. (2018). Climate Smart Farming in the Northeast: Six Key Strategies for Farmers. Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program, Ithaca.
  • Chatrchyan, A. M. (2012). Local Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities: Understanding Municipal Official Perspectives. HDRU Outreach Series 12-1 Cornell University Human Dimensions Research Unit.

Policy Reports

  • Rawe, T., Antonelli, M., Chatrchyan, A. M., & , (2019). Transforming food systems under climate change: Local to global policy as a catalyst for change. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). (ed.), CCAFS Working Paper.
  • Tobin, D., Janowiak, M., & Chatrchyan, A. M. (2015). Northeast and Northern Forests Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies. p. 65 US Department of Agriculture.

Presentations and Activities

  • Climate Master Volunteer Planning Project: Support for Climate Smart Communities. USDA NE Climate Hub Partners Meeting. March 2018. Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Ensuring Enabling Environments for Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture Globally. Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. December 2017. FAO. Rome, Italy.
  • Climate Smart Farming Research, Tools and Outreach. UNFCC COP23 Conference. November 2017. Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. Bonn, Germany.
  • Improving progress towards climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector: the role of multilateral and transnational governance mechanisms. International Scientific Workshop: The Emerging Complexity of Climate Adaptation Governance in a Globalizing World. May 2017. Stockholm Environment Institute. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Climate Smart Farming. Climate Smart Farming Online Course. January 2017. Cornell Small Farms Program.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture, Agroecology, and Food Security: Lessons Learned from Research and Community Development Projects in Africa. COP 22. November 2016. UNFCCC: Africa Pavillion. Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Stakeholder-Driven Climate Smart Farming Program & Decision Tools for Farmers. COP 22. November 2016. UNFCCC. Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Responding to Climate Change Impacts to Agriculture: Cornell Climate Smart Farming. Encuentros Barcelona 2016 Conference. October 2016. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Cornell Climate Smart Farming: Integrating Science, Outreach and Education for Climate Resilient Farming and Rural Communities. AESS Conference. June 2016. Washington, DC.
  • The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture: An Effective Mechanism for Increasing Agriculture’s Role in Global Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation? 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Convention. March 2016. Atlanta, GA.