Amy Lesen Co-Authors Article

Amy Lesen smiling wearing a scarf

Graduate School of Leadership and Change Professor of Environmental Leadership and Participatory Change Amy Lesen, PhD, co-authored the article “Saltwater Intrusion and Sea Level Rise threatens U.S. rural coastal landscapes and communities” in the journal Anthropocene.

The overarching themes of Lesen’s work are climate, environmental, and health justice: the interrelatedness between environmental and human social dynamics in coastal cities and coastal communities and how those systems are influenced by climate and environmental change. Most of her current work focuses on New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. She also conducts research and writing focused on the intersection between science and the arts, disaster resilience, informal science learning, scientific public engagement, science communication, participatory research, and interdisciplinarity.