Our team

Core team

Erica Fleishman
Director
Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Dominique Bachelet
Research Associate

Dominique’s research in academia and nongovernmental organizations since 1989 has focused on global climate change impacts, and she has been involved with several reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1995. Dominique contributed to the development of the first dynamic global vegetation model (MC1), which included a prognostic fire model. In 2017 she was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dominique also is a member of the Oregon Watercolor Society and the vice president of the Corvallis Art Guild. 

Meghan Dalton
Senior Research Assistant

Larry O’Neill
State Climatologist of Oregon and Director, Oregon Climate Service
Associate Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Peter Ruggiero
Former Interim Director
Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

David Rupp
Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

Nick Siler
Assistant State Climatologist of Oregon
Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

Nick Siler has been an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University since 2018. His research spans a wide range of topics in climate science and meteorology, much of it focused on the water cycle (evaporation and precipitation) and its response to climate change. Nick grew up in a small town in eastern Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard in 2005, and spent the next four years serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 2015.

Alexis Arends
Research Assistant, Oregon State University

Alexis conducts research into the climate variability of Oregon and has assisted with radiosonde observations for the NASA-sponsored S-MODE field campaign. Alexis is currently a senior in the Climate Sciences undergraduate program at Oregon State University.

Zachary Boyce
Research Assistant, Portland State University

Zachary is working with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Sustainability and Planning to analyze and visualize the City’s emissions of greenhouse gases. Zachary cares deeply about effectively communicating scientific findings (and other knowledges) through mapmaking, data science, and interactive, accessible design. Zachary is completing his degree in geography. At home, Zachary makes poems and songs and obsesses over the roots of words. Outside, Zachary tries to go swimming 100 times every summer, and has yet to pull it off.

Christy Crabtree
Research Assistant, Oregon State University

Christy reviews the peer-reviewed scientific literature on climate change and its impacts on Oregon for the Oregon Climate Assessments. Christy earned a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis and is currently working on her BA in Environmental Science at Oregon State University. At home, Christy spends her time reading, surfing, hanging out with her husband, and doing the bidding of her two rescue cats.

Alexander Perigon
Research Assistant, Oregon State University

Alexander conducts collaborative research with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon Global Warming Commission, and Oregon Department of Energy to explore the role of state entities in responding to, and planning for, climate change. Alexander currently is pursuing undergraduate degrees in both Environmental Sciences and Geography & Geospatial Science at Oregon State University.

Network and collaborators

The rigor and practical value of OCCRI’s research, engagement, training, and other activities reflect the knowledge and experience of dozens of researchers, professionals, and organizations.

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