Kassie Ernst

First-Year Engineering Faculty
Employee Category
Kassie Ernst

Contact Information

First-Year Engineering
Office Location
(850) 410-6279

Research Interests

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban resilience and sustainability 
  • Energy-Water nexus 
  • Climate services 
  • Science Co-Production


  • PhD, Energy Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2018 
  • M.Sc., Geography, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2012 
  • BASc, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008


  • Ernst, K. M., & Preston, B. L. (2020). Applying the Knowledge Product Evaluation (KnoPE) Framework to two urban resilience cases in the United States. Environmental Science & Policy107, 7-22.
  • Ernst, K. M., Gerger Swartling, Å., André, K., Preston, B. L., Klein, R. J. T. (2019). Identifying climate service production constraints to adaptation decision-making in Sweden. Environmental Science & Policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.11.023
  • Donnelly, C., Ernst, K., Arheimer, B. (2018). A comparison of hydrological climate services at different scales by users and scientists. Climate Services. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2018.06.002.
  • Chowdhury, P. K. R., Sutherland, S. H., Ernst, K. M., Pawlowski, A., Schmidt, E. H., Caspersen, J. R., Zhao, Z., and Bhaduri, B. L., 2018: Big data in emerging cities. Big Data for Regional Science. Routledge.
  • Ernst, K.M. and Preston, B.L. (2017). Adaptation opportunities and constraints in coupled systems: Evidence from the US energy-water nexus. Environmental Science & Policy, 70, 38-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.01.001.
  • Nugent, P.J, Omitaomu, O.A., Parish, E.S., Mei, R., Ernst, K.M., Absar, M., and Sylvester, L. (2017). A Web-Based Geographic Information Platform to Support Urban Adaptation to Climate Change. Advances in Geocomputation. Springer, Cham, 2017. 371-381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22786-3_33.
  • Treuer, G., Koebele, E., Deslatte, A., Ernst, K., Garcia, M., and Manago, K. (2016). A narrative method for analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. Water Resources Research, 53, 891-908, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019658/full.
  • Preston, B. L., King, A. W., Ernst, K. M., Absar, S.M., Nair, S. S., and Parish, E.S. (2015). Scale and the representation of human agency in the modeling of agroecosystems.Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (May). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.05.010.
  • Ernst, K.M. and van Riemsdijk, M. (2013). Climate change scenario planning in Alaska’s National Parks: Stakeholder involvement in the decision-making process. Applied Geography, 45, 22-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.08.004.