Christine J. Kirchhoff

DEIB Committee Lead, Institute of Energy and the Environment
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, School of Engineering Design and Innovation

Research Summary

1) water governance, planning, and management under stress and change including transitions/transformation; 2) the human dimensions of engineering, especially around climate adaptation, and resilience, and particularly in the context of water/wastewater infrastructure and systems; 3) the production and use of science in policy- and decision-making.

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Recent Publications

Broadening resilience: An evaluation of policy and planning for drinking water resilience in 100 US cities

Friedman, M. B., Hughes, S., Kirchhoff, C. J., Rauh, E., McOmber, C., Manshardt, D. J. & Prout, J. M., Jan 2024, In: Global Environmental Change. 84, 102798.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A New Database Offers Insights Into Municipal Drinking Water Systems

Hughes, S. & Kirchhoff, C. J., Apr 2024, In: Journal - American Water Works Association. 116, 3, p. 58-59 2 p.

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The Civil Engineering Leadership Dilemma: Is Calibrated Paradoxical Leadership the Answer?

Pearce, C. L., Van Knippenberg, D. & Kirchhoff, C. J., May 1 2024, In: Journal of Management in Engineering. 40, 3, 02524001.

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A research agenda for the science of actionable knowledge: Drawing from a review of the most misguided to the most enlightened claims in the science-policy interface literature

Jagannathan, K., Emmanuel, G., Arnott, J., Mach, K. J., Bamzai-Dodson, A., Goodrich, K., Meyer, R., Neff, M., Sjostrom, K. D., Timm, K. M. F., Turnhout, E., Wong-Parodi, G., Bednarek, A. T., Meadow, A., Dewulf, A., Kirchhoff, C. J., Moss, R. H., Nichols, L., Oldach, E., Lemos, M. C., & 1 othersKlenk, N., Jun 2023, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 144, p. 174-186 13 p.

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Understanding Greenhouse Growers’ Willingness to Use Municipal Recycled Water on Food Crops: The Need for Tailored Outreach Coupled with Deep Engagement to Increase Adoption

McOmber, C., Kirchhoff, C. J., Zhuang, Y. & Raudales, R. E., Apr 2023, In: HortTechnology. 33, 2, p. 161-167 7 p.

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A global assessment of actors and their roles in climate change adaptation

Petzold, J., Hawxwell, T., Jantke, K., Gonçalves Gresse, E., Mirbach, C., Ajibade, I., Bhadwal, S., Bowen, K., Fischer, A. P., Joe, E. T., Kirchhoff, C. J., Mach, K. J., Reckien, D., Segnon, A. C., Singh, C., Ulibarri, N., Campbell, D., Cremin, E., Färber, L., Hegde, G., & 10 othersJeong, J., Nunbogu, A. M., Pradhan, H. K., Schröder, L. S., Shah, M. A. R., Reese, P., Sultana, F., Tello, C., Xu, J. & Garschagen, M., Nov 2023, In: Nature Climate Change. 13, 11, p. 1250-1257 8 p.

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Regression modeling of combined sewer overflows to assess system performance

Bizer, M. A. & Kirchhoff, C. J., Dec 1 2022, In: Water Science and Technology. 86, 11, p. 2848-2860 13 p.

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Advancing the scholarship and practice of stakeholder engagement in working landscapes: a co-produced research agenda

Eaton, W. M., Burnham, M., Robertson, T., Arbuckle, J. G., Brasier, K. J., Burbach, M. E., Church, S. P., Hart-Fredeluces, G., Jackson-Smith, D., Wildermuth, G., Canfield, K. N., Córdova, S. C., Chatelain, C. D., Fowler, L. B., Hendawy, M. M. Z. E. A., Kirchhoff, C. J., Manheim, M. K., Martinez, R. O., Mook, A., Mullin, C. A., & 12 othersMurrah-Hanson, A. L., Onabola, C. O., Parker, L. E., Redd, E. A., Schelly, C., Schoon, M. L., Sigler, W. A., Smit, E., van Huysen, T., Worosz, M. R., Eberly, C. & Rogers, A., Dec 2022, In: Socio-Ecological Practice Research. 4, 4, p. 283-304 22 p.

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A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change

Berrang-Ford, L., Siders, A. R., Lesnikowski, A., Fischer, A. P., Callaghan, M. W., Haddaway, N. R., Mach, K. J., Araos, M., Shah, M. A. R., Wannewitz, M., Doshi, D., Leiter, T., Matavel, C., Musah-Surugu, J. I., Wong-Parodi, G., Antwi-Agyei, P., Ajibade, I., Chauhan, N., Kakenmaster, W., Grady, C., & 106 othersChalastani, V. I., Jagannathan, K., Galappaththi, E. K., Sitati, A., Scarpa, G., Totin, E., Davis, K., Hamilton, N. C., Kirchhoff, C. J., Kumar, P., Pentz, B., Simpson, N. P., Theokritoff, E., Deryng, D., Reckien, D., Zavaleta-Cortijo, C., Ulibarri, N., Segnon, A. C., Khavhagali, V., Shang, Y., Zvobgo, L., Zommers, Z., Xu, J., Williams, P. A., Canosa, I. V., van Maanen, N., van Bavel, B., van Aalst, M., Turek-Hankins, L. L., Trivedi, H., Trisos, C. H., Thomas, A., Thakur, S., Templeman, S., Stringer, L. C., Sotnik, G., Sjostrom, K. D., Singh, C., Siña, M. Z., Shukla, R., Sardans, J., Salubi, E. A., Safaee Chalkasra, L. S., Ruiz-Díaz, R., Richards, C., Pokharel, P., Petzold, J., Penuelas, J., Pelaez Avila, J., Murillo, J. B. P., Ouni, S., Niemann, J., Nielsen, M., New, M., Nayna Schwerdtle, P., Nagle Alverio, G., Mullin, C. A., Mullenite, J., Mosurska, A., Morecroft, M. D., Minx, J. C., Maskell, G., Nunbogu, A. M., Magnan, A. K., Lwasa, S., Lukas-Sithole, M., Lissner, T., Lilford, O., Koller, S. F., Jurjonas, M., Joe, E. T., Huynh, L. T. M., Hill, A., Hernandez, R. R., Hegde, G., Hawxwell, T., Harper, S., Harden, A., Haasnoot, M., Gilmore, E. A., Gichuki, L., Gatt, A., Garschagen, M., Ford, J. D., Forbes, A., Farrell, A. D., Enquist, C. A. F., Elliott, S., Duncan, E., Coughlan de Perez, E., Coggins, S., Chen, T., Campbell, D., Browne, K. E., Bowen, K. J., Biesbroek, R., Bhatt, I. D., Bezner Kerr, R., Barr, S. L., Baker, E., Austin, S. E., Arotoma-Rojas, I., Anderson, C., Ajaz, W., Agrawal, T. & Abu, T. Z., Nov 2021, In: Nature Climate Change. 11, 11, p. 989-1000 12 p.

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COVID-19 Reveals Vulnerabilities of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus to Viral Pandemics

Calder, R. S. D., Grady, C., Jeuland, M., Kirchhoff, C. J., Hale, R. L. & Muenich, R. L., Aug 10 2021, In: Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 8, 8, p. 606-615 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Expert habits of mind: Implications for knowledge co-production in energy transitions

Eaton, W. M., Burnham, M., Kirchoff, C. & Clare Hinrichs, C., Oct 2021, In: Energy Research and Social Science. 80, 102234.

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News media coverage of COVID-19 public health and policy information

Mach, K. J., Salas Reyes, R., Pentz, B., Taylor, J., Costa, C. A., Cruz, S. G., Thomas, K. E., Arnott, J. C., Donald, R., Jagannathan, K., Kirchhoff, C. J., Rosella, L. C. & Klenk, N., Dec 2021, In: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 8, 1, 220.

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What is recycled water, anyway? Investigating greenhouse grower definitions, perceptions, and willingness to use recycled water

McOmber, C., Zhuang, Y., Raudales, R. E., Vadas, T. M. & Kirchhoff, C. J., Oct 2021, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 36, 5, p. 491-500 10 p.

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Bias correction of climate model outputs influences watershed model nutrient load predictions

Miralha, L., Muenich, R. L., Scavia, D., Wells, K., Steiner, A. L., Kalcic, M., Apostel, A., Basile, S. & Kirchhoff, C. J., Mar 10 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 759, 143039.

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Quantifying uncertainty cascading from climate, watershed, and lake models in harmful algal bloom predictions

Scavia, D., Wang, Y. C., Obenour, D. R., Apostel, A., Basile, S. J., Kalcic, M. M., Kirchhoff, C. J., Miralha, L., Muenich, R. L. & Steiner, A. L., Mar 10 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 759, 143487.

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