USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2005

Kristen B. Averyt


Deputy Director, University of Colorado at Boulder, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Western Water Assessment


PhD, Geology and Environmental Science
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Thesis Title - Strontium in Marine Barite: Implications for Barite Formation and Seawater Chemistry


MSc, Chemistry, Fulbright Fellow
University of Otago - Dunedin, New Zealand

Thesis Title - Copper Speciation of Lake Waters


BS, Chemistry and Marine Science
University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida

Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors in Marine Science, GPA: 3.8

Fellowships and Scholarships  
2003 National Academies Science and Technology Policy Internship
2001-2004 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Program Fellowship
1998-2000 United States Fulbright Fellowship: New Zealand
1997 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellow
1995-1998 Lockheed Martin Science Scholarship
1995-1998 Henry King Stanford Scholarship
Awards and Honors  
1998 University of Miami Chemistry Award

American Chemical Society Award for Academic Achievement

1997 Sigma Xi (University of Miami) Research Forum:  Outstanding Research Award
1995-1998 Honors Program for Marine and Atmospheric Science
1996-1998 Privileged Studies Program

Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities

Omicron Delta Kappa:  National Leadership Honor Society

Mortar Board: National Senior Honor Society

Rho Rho Rho: Marine Science Honor Society

Ancillary Activies  
2002 to present Stanford University Judicial Panel
1998-99 University of Otago Women’s Football Club


University of Miami Undergraduate Honor Council

President 1997-98

1996-1998 Resident Assistant, University of Miami
1997 University of Miami Homecoming Executive Committee: Residence Halls Coordinator
1995-1998 Marine Mammal Stranding Team
1995-1996 University of Miami Women’s Crew Team
  SCUBA diving, backpacking, water skiing, snowboarding
Selected Publications  

K. Averyt (Accepted) Are we successfully adapting climate science to climate change?, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Leary, N., K. Averyt, B. Hewitson and J. Marengo (2009). "Crossroads for Regional Climate Change Research: Synthesis of the IPCC Expert Meeting on Regional Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Mitigation." Climate Research 40:121-131, doi: 10.3354/cr00832.

Udall, B. and K. Averyt (2009) A Critical Need: A National Interagency Water Plan, Southwest Hydrology, 8(1), 18–19.

Ray, A.J., J.J. Barsugli and K.B. Averyt (2008) Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Paytan, A, K.B. Averyt, K. Faul, E. Gray and E. Thomas (2007) Barite accumulation, gas hydrates and the carbon cycle: a view from the Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum, Geology, 35(12), 10.1130/G24162A.1.

IPCC (2007) Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, M.C. Marquis, Z. Chen, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.