Abby G. Frazier, Ph.D.
Dr. Abby Frazier is a post-doctoral researcher for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC) leading a new effort to understand the future of drought impacts in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands. Her past research has focused on describing rainfall trends and variability in Hawai‘i, and how vegetation responds to climate variability.
She has been involved in numerous research projects spanning a broad range of topics in climatology and ecology, with an emphasis on better understanding the impacts of climate change on Hawai‘i’s freshwater resources.
Projects include the Rainfall Atlas of Hawai‘i and Climate of Hawai‘i websites, which provide an interactive map for users to obtain climate information, and a global climate change analysis that was published in the prestigious journal Nature.
She has taught introductory physical geography courses at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and worked as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst in Seattle, WA before beginning her graduate education.
Abby earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Geography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and has a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont.