Karletta Chief

Joint Professor, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Full Professor and Extension Specialist, Environmental Science (home department)
University Distinguished Professor, Outreach
Director, Arizona Institute of Resilience, Haury Indigenous Resilience Center (IRC)
Chair, Indigenous Food/Energy/Water Systems - Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program (GIDP)
Professor, American Indian Studies - GIDP
Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP
Associate Professor, Environmental Physics
Associate Professor, Public Health

Expertise Impacts of fire on watersheds, measuring and modeling environmental processes in arid soils, climate change impacts on water resources and indigenous people, climate change and drought impacts, and Critical Zone Science

Extension Outreach Climate science, biometerology, and hydrology; food safety; soil and land management;


  • PHD Hydrology, University of Arizona