Heidi's professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change. Heidi combines climate science and science communication to connect climate change information to decision-makers and communities across the Midwest, U.S., and abroad. By producing actionable, relevant climate science, Heidi helps diverse stakeholders prepare for a changing climate. Heidi aspires to be a scientist who changes how the world engages in science, with scientists.
Heidi’s climate science career has led her around the world where she has participated in research in Greenland and Antarctica to the mountains of Vietnam and New Zealand. Heidi was the Lead Scientist for Science Communication at the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and she worked as Physical Scientist at the United States Geological Survey’s Colorado Water Science Center. Heidi has used her science communication expertise to help organizations like NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Exploratorium, and the Washington State Department of Ecology more effectively communicate their work. In addition to her appointment at the University of Minnesota, she holds an Affiliate Assistant Professorship at the University of Washington School of Public Health and is an Adjunct Researcher at the Center for Science and Society at Victoria University of Wellington. She also serves as an editor for the journal Geoscience Communication.
- Climate Impacts
- Climate Adaptation
- Climate Change Communication
- Science-society interactions
Roop, H.A., Mauger, G.S., Morgan, H., Snover, A.K. and Krosby, M., 2020. Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere and Implications for Washington State. Prepared by the Climate Impacts
Group, University of Washington, Seattle.
Raymond, C.L, Faghin, N., Morgan, H., and Roop, H.A., 2020. How to Choose: A Primer
for Selecting Sea Level Rise Projections for Washington State. A collaboration of
Washington Sea Grant and University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. Prepared for the Washington Coastal Resilience Project.
Salmon, R. & Roop, H.A., 2019. Bridging the gap between science communication practice and theory: reflecting on a decade of practitioner experience to develop a new framework for public engagement design. Polar Record, 1-14.
Roop, H.A., Wesche, G., Azinhaga, P., Trummel, B., & Xavier, J., 2019. Building collaborative networks across disciplines: A review of polar educators international’s first five years. Polar Record, 1-7.
Snover, A.K., Raymond, C., Roop, H.A., Morgan, H., 2019. No Time to Waste. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and Implications for Washington State. Briefing paper prepared by the Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, Seattle. Updated 02/2019.
Levy, R., Dunbar, G., Vandergoes, M., Howarth, J., Kingan, T., Pyne, A., Brotherston, G., Clarke, M., Dagg, B, Hill, M.,Kenton, E., Little, S., Mandeno, D., Moy, C., Muldoon, P., Doyle, P., & Raines, Rutland, P., Strong,D., Terezow, M., Cochrane, L., Cossu,R., Fitzsimons, S., Fabio Florindo,F., Forrest,A., Gorman, A., Kaufman, D., Kyung Lee, Li, X., Lurcock, P., McKay, N., Nelson, F., Purdie, J., Roop, H.A., Schladow, G., Sood, A., Upton, P., Walker, S., Wilson. G., 2018. A high-resolution climate record spanning the past 17 000 years recovered from Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand. Scientific Drilling. 24. 41-50. 10.5194/sd-24-41-2018.
Vandergoes, M., Howarth, J, Turnbull, J., Dunbar, G., Roop, H.A.,L i, X, Levy, R., Prior, C., Norris, M., Keller, E., 2018. Integrating chronological uncertainties for laminated lake sediments using independent chronology and layer counting in a Bayesian age modelling framework. Quaternary Science Reviews.
PAGES2k Consortium, 2017. A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Scientific Data 4,170088 (2017). doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.88
Roop, H.A., Dunbar, G., Levy, R.H., Vandergoes, M.J., Howard, J., Fitzsimons, S., Zammit, C., Ditchburn, B., Baisden, T., Moon, H.S., & Il Yoon, H., 2015. A hydroclimate-proxy model based on sedimentary facies in an annually laminated sequence from Lake Ohau, South
Island, New Zealand. Journal of Paleolimnology.