- Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona, 1997
- M.A., Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992
- B.A., Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1991
- Coupled Networks in Urbanized Landscapes: Linking Ecosystem Services and Governance for Water Sustainability (co-PI, NSF Coupled-Natural Human Systems Program), 2015-2020.
- Arizona Business Resilience Project: An Initiative to Support Arizona’s Business Community in Managing Risk (Team Leader), 2015-2016.
- Advancing Good Practices in Building Interdisciplinarity: Moving Towards User-Oriented Science – Hydropower Development & Climate Change in South America (with support from the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research)
- Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience (with support from NOAA and USAID)
Selected adaptation publications:
- de Grenade R., L. House Peters, C.A. Scott, B. Thapa, M. Mills-Novoa, A.K. Gerlak, and K. Verbist. 2016. The nexus: Reconsidering environmental security and adaptive capacity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 21: 15-21.
- Heikkila, T., and A.K. Gerlak. 2016. Investigating collaborative processes over time: A 10-year study of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. The American Review of Public Administration 46(2): 180-200.
- Cheng, A. S., A. K. Gerlak, L. Dale, and K. Mattor. 2015. Examining the adaptability of collaborative governance associated with publicly managed ecosystems over time: insights from the Front Range Roundtable, Colorado, USA. Ecology and Society 20(1): 35.
- Gerlak, A.K. and Marcelo Saguier. 2015. Interdisciplinary knowledge frameworks for transboundary river basins. International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2014.1003347.
- Heikkila, T., and A.K. Gerlak. 2014. Investigating collaborative processes over time: A 10-year study of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. The American Review of Public Administration, 46(20): 180-200. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0275074014544196
- Gerlak, A.K. 2015. Resistance and reform: Transboundary water governance in the Colorado River Delta. Review of Policy Research, 32(1): 100-123.
- Emerson, K., A.K. Gerlak, 2014. Adaptation in collaborative governance regimes. Environmental Management, 54: 768-781.
- Gerlak, A.K., and Susanne Schmeier. 2014. Climate change and transboundary waters: A study of discourse in the Mekong River Basin. The Journal of Environment Development, 23: 358-386.
- Gerlak, A.K. 2014. Policy interactions in human–landscape systems. Environmental Management, 53: 67-75.
- Chin, A., K.A. Galvin, A.K. Gerlak, C.P. Harden, and E. Wohl, 2014. The future of human–landscape interactions: Drawing on the past, anticipating the future. Environmental Management, 53: 1-3.
- Harden, C.P., A. Chin, M.R. English, R. Fu, K.A. Galvin, A.K. Gerlak, Patricia F. McDowell, D.E. McNamara, J.M. Peterson, N.L. Poff, E.A. Rosa, W.D. Solecki, and E.E. Wohl, 2014. Understanding human–landscape interactions in the “Anthropocene." Environmental Management, 53: 4-13.
- Heikkila, T., A.K. Gerlak, A. Bell, and S. Schmeier, 2013. Adaptation in a transboundary river basin: Linking stressors and adaptive capacity within the Mekong River Commission. Environmental Science and Policy, 25: 73-82.
- Gerlak, A.K., F. Zamora-Arroyo, and H.P. Kahler, 2013. A Delta in repair: Restoration, binational cooperation, and the future of the Colorado River Delta. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 55(3): 29-40.
- Climate Communication
- Human Dimensions of Climate Change
- International and Development
- Natural Resources Management
- Public Policy and Governance
- Transboundary Water
- Tribal Adaptation and Science Support
- Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand