Seth Arens

  • Seth Arens
    2242 North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116

    Seth Arens

    Research Integration Specialist (Utah)

    Seth Arens joined WWA staff in December 2015 as the Utah Research Integration Specialist. Seth has a diverse background in science, including research experience in ecosystem and plant physiological ecology, snow hydrology and atmospheric science. Seth worked as an environmental scientist for the Utah Division of Air Quality, where he developed a research program to assess the extent and causes of ozone pollution in Utah and maintained Utah’s air quality monitoring network from 2010-2015. Prior to working in Utah, Seth studied impacts of climate change on ecosystem structure and carbon balance of Arctic ecosystems in Alaska and Greenland. Seth earned a BA in Biology and Environmental Policy from Colby College in Waterville, ME, an MS in Biological Science from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and an MS in Biology from the University of Utah.


  • Clifford, K. R., J. Henderson, Z. McAlear, L. Dilling, B. Duncan, S. Ehert, S. Arens, R. Page, and U. Rick. 2023. “The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Doing Coproduction: Exploring Implementation Decisions in Climate Adaptation Research with Stakeholders.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 104 (4): E872–83.

  • Riley, R., D. Bertrand, and S. Arens, 2022: Connecting Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Planning in Climate Discourse-Sensitive Regions: A Cross-RISA Collaborative Project. Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program and Western Water Assessment, 22 pp. CAHMPCrossRISA.pdf  

  • Brooks, Paul D., Andrew Gelderloos, Margaret A. Wolf, Logan R. Jamison, Courtenay Strong, D. Kip Solomon, Gabriel J. Bowen, et al. 2021. “Groundwater‐Mediated Memory of Past Climate Controls Water Yield in Snowmelt‐Dominated Catchments.” Water Resources Research 57 (10).

  • Arens, Seth, Jeff Lukas, and Lineke Woelders (2020). Climate, snow, streamflow, and drought information resources for the Mountain West. Western Water Assessment. Climate information two-pager 2020.pdf  

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