Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Akerlof, K.L., Bromser-Kloeden, T., Timm, K., Rowan, K.E., Olds, J.E., Clarke, C., et al. Categorizing Professionals’ Goals for Environmental Communication and Identifying Implications for Graduate Education. Environmental Communication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2020.1862890

Timm, K., Perkins, D.R., Myers, T.A., & Maibach, E.W. (2020). Reporting on climate change by broadcast meteorologists: A national assessment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0225.1


Timm, K., Maibach, E.W., Boykoff, M., Myers, T.A., & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2020). The prevalence and rationale for presenting differing viewpoints about climate change: Findings from a United States national survey of TV weathercasters. Weather, Climate, and Society,12(1), 103-115. doi: 10.1175/ WCAS-D-19-0063.1


Euskirchen, E.S., Timm, K., Breen, A.L., Gray, S., Rupp, T.S., Martin, P., Reynolds, J., Sesser, A., Murphy, K., Littell, J.S., Bennett, A., Bolton, W.R., Carman, T., Genet, H., Griffith, B., Kurkowski, T., Lara, M.J., Marchenko, S., Nicolsky, D., Panda, S., Romanovsky, V., Rutter, R., Tucker, C.L., & McGuire, A.D. (2020). Co-Production of knowledge: Developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model to inform resource management decisions in Arctic Alaska. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi: 10.1002/fee.2176


Perkins, D.R., Timm, K., Myers, T.A. & Maibach, E.W. (2020). Broadcast Meteorologists’ views on climate change: A state-of-the-community review. Weather, Climate, and Society, 12, 249–262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-19-0003.1

Engblom, A., Timm, K., Mazzone, R., Perkins, D.R., Myers, T., & Maibach, E.W. (2019). Local TV news viewer reactions to weathercasters reporting the local impacts of climate change. Weather, Climate, and Society, 321-335. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0066.1


Timm, K., Pope, A., Smieszek, M., Fugmann, G., & Zaika, Y. (2017). Arctic science: From knowledge to action? The Polar Journal, 7(2), 428–429. 

O’Neel, S., Hood, E., Bidlack, A.L., Fleming, A.S., Arimitsu, M.L., Arendt, A., Burgess, E., Sergeant, C.J., Beaudreau, A.H., Timm, K., Hayward, G.D., Reynolds, J.H., & Pyare, S. (2015). Icefield-to-ocean linkages across the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest ecosystem. Bioscience, 65(5), 1-14. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv027 


 

Book Chapters

Akerlof, K. L., Timm, K., Ebbin, S. A., Gambill, J. M., Grifman, P. M., Miller, T., & Moser, S. Asking questions for adaptation: Using public and stakeholder surveys as a tool within coastal climate change policy processes. (In press for Communicating about climate change: Making environmental messaging accessible, Eds. Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusef & Burton St. John, III)

Trainor, S.F., Timm, K., Buxbaum, T., York, A., & Perrin, A. (2019). Communication as a driver of landscape change. In A.L. Sesser, A.P. Rockhill, D.R. Magness, D. Reid, J. DeLapp, P. Burton, E. Schroff, V. Barber, & C. Markon (Eds.), Drivers of Landscape Change in the Northwest Boreal Region of North America—Implications on Policy and Land Management. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.


Fresco, N. & Timm, K. (2015). Fostering resilience in the face of an uncertain future: Using scenarios planning to communicate climate change risks and collaboratively develop adaptation strategies. In J.D. Drake, Y.Y. Kontar, J.C. Eichelberger, T.S. Rupp, & K.M. Taylor (Eds.), Communicating climate change and natural hazard risk and cultivating resilience: Case studies for a multidisciplinary approach. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.


Baeseman, J., Huffman, L., Timm, K., & Warburton, J. (2010). Tips and tricks for science presentations. In B. Kaiser, B. Allen, & S. Zicus (Eds.), Polar science and global climate: An international resource for education and outreach (129-141). Essex: Pearson Education Limited. 

 

Currently in Review

Yagatich, W., Timm, K., Murphy, J., Patzer, S., Craig, R., & Maibach, E.W.  Climate change views and reporting practices: A survey of news professionals.

Craig, R., Patzer, S., Murphy, J., Timm, K., & Maibach, E.W. Race/ethnicity and climate change reporting: Perceptions and interests of news personnel’s interest to cover climate change based on race/ethnicity. 


 

Selected Reports & White Papers

Maibach, E.W., Craig, R. T., Yagatich, W.A., Timm, K., Patzer, S.M., & Murphy, J. (2018). Climate matters in the newsroom: Radio Television Digital News Association Member Survey, 2018. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication.

Maibach, E., Perkins, D.R., Timm, K., Myers, T., Woods Placky, B., et al. (2017). A 2017 national survey of broadcast meteorologists: Initial findings. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication. 


Timm, K., Littell, J.S., Gray, S.T., & Rupp, T.S. (2016). Post-conference report: Climate, conservation, and community in Alaska and Northwest Canada. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Climate Science Center. 


Timm, K., Hum, R., & Drukenmiller, M. (2016). Using communication theory and strategy to develop researcher-stakeholder relationships. White paper submitted to the 2016 Arctic Observing Summit, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. 


Gray, S.T., et al. (2014). Using integrated ecosystem modeling to understand climate change. Alaska Park Science, 12(2), 13-17.

Provencher, J., Baeseman, J., Carlson, D., Badhe, R., Bellman, J., Hik, D., Huffman, L., Legg, J., Pauls, M., Pit, M., Shan, S., Timm, K., Ulstein, K., & Zicus, S. (2011). Polar research education, outreach and communication during the fourth IPY: How the 2007–2008 International Polar Year has contributed to the future of education, outreach and communication. Paris: International Council for Science (ICSU).

Garay, D., Warburton, J., & Timm, K. (2010). Breaking ice, building knowledge: The benefits of ship-based teacher research experiences. The Earth Scientist, 26(1), 43-48.

 

Conference Presentations

Invited Conference Presentations

Timm, K. (2018). Insights and resources to guide climate change communication. Virtual Alaska Weather Symposium, Fairbanks, AK, USA.


Timm, K., Reynolds, J., Littell, J., Murphy, K., Euskirchen, E.S., Breen, A.L., Gray, S., & Rupp, T.S. (2017).Co-production and modeling landscape change – successes and challenges in developing useful climate science. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA. 


Timm, K. (2015). The process of integrating art, science, and design. Data to Decisions (D2D) Visualization Workshop, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.  

Timm, K. (2014). Maintaining the beginners mind: Lessons from an early career scientist working at the boundary. Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada meeting, Anchorage, AK, USA. 

 

Oral Presentations

Timm, K. (2019). Representations of Psychological Distance in Alaska Climate Change Media Coverage. Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), Vancouver, BC, Canada. 


Chase, M., Timm, K, Toohey, R., & Littell, J. (2019). Overcoming the Climate Communication Challenge. Alaska Forum on the Environment. Anchorage, AK, USA.


Timm, K., Craig, R., Yagatich, W., & Maibach, E.W. (2018). Fair balance or false balance: Accuracy or impartiality in climate change reporting. Media Ethics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National conference, Washington, DC, USA. 


Timm, K. (2018). Building capacity for actionable climate science in Alaska. SESYNC Boundary Spanning Symposium, Annapolis, MD, USA.


Timm, K.  (2018). The relationship between dispositional optimism, proactivity, and on-air climate change reporting by TV weathercasters. Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 


Timm, K., Hood, E.W., O’Neel, S. & Wolken, G. (2017). Communicating glacier change and associated impacts to communities and decision-makers. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.


Kettle, N., Timm, K., Buxbaum, T.M., Trainor, S., Walsh, J.E., & York, A. (2017). Building capacity for actionable science and decision making in Alaska. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.


Timm, K., Mitchell, S., & Bakker, T. (2016). Using strategic communication to engage participants and the community in the 2016 Arctic Science Summit Week. Public Relations Society of America - Alaska Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA. 


Timm, K. (2016). Communicating climate change scenarios, uncertainty, and impacts in Alaska. Island Sustainability Conference and Climate Change Pre-Workshop, Tumon, Guam, USA.  


Herringa, K., Krutikov, L., & Timm, K. (2016). How to use SNAP’s online data tools to explore trends, future projections, and access data. Alaska Forum on the Environment, Anchorage, AK, USA.


Timm, K. & Fresco, N. (2014). Using research to improve how we communicate about climate change. Alaska Forum on the Environment, Anchorage, AK, USA.


Timm, K. & Baeseman, J.L. (2011). APECS: A model organization for bridging past to present and developing a new generation of polar scientists. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 


Provencher, J.F., Baseman, J.L., Carlson, D., & Timm, K. (2011). The IPY education, outreach and communication assessment: How IPY is shaping the future of science outreach. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. 

Timm, K. & Warburton J. (2010). Using real-time communication technology to bridge students and real science research during the IPY. International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway. 

 

Selected Poster Presentations

Timm, K. (2019). Climate change in the eyes of Alaska’s media. Arctic Futures 2050, Washington, DC, USA.


Hyatt Hawkins, K., Timm, K., Tour, M., Alvarez, S., & Kim, S. (2019). Climate change and health message processing: An eye tracking approach. DC Health Communication Conference, Washington, DC, USA.


Timm, K., Kettle, N. Trainor, S.F., & Buxbaum, T. (2018). Transferring skills or building a network? What interviews with trainers reveals about building capacity for actionable climate science. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.


Timm, K., Maibach, E.W., Boykoff, M., Broeckelman-Post, M., Myers, T., & Perkins, D. (2017). False balance in climate change reporting among TV meteorologists. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.


Timm, K., Trainor, S., Taylor, K.M., Sparrow, E.B., & Pettit, E. (2015). Using climate change risk perception and certainty to organize communication theories and practical approaches. Conference on Communication and Environment, Boulder, CO, USA.


Timm, K. & Fresco, N. (2015). Using scenarios planning to communicate climate change risks and collaboratively develop adaptation strategies. Conference on Communication and Environment, Boulder, CO, USA.


Timm, K., Trainor, S., Taylor, K.M., Sparrow, E.B., & Pettit, E. (2014). Communicating for climate change adaptation: Lessons from a case study with nature-based tour operators. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Timm, K., Beedle, M., & Kavanaugh, J. (2012). Integrating science communication training and public outreach activities into the Juneau Icefield Research Program. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Timm, K., Lower, T.A., Sparrow, E.B., & Niles, B.A. (2011). Determining the best science blogger: Teachers or scientists? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Timm, K., Warburton, J., & Larson, A. (2011). Advancing polar literacy through PolarTREC teacher research experiences. International Conference on Arctic Social Science, Akureyri, Iceland.