Heidi Roop receives 2024 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

Heidi Roop

Heidi Roop, Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate, Extension Specialist and Director of the Climate Adaptation Partnership, has been named a 2024 recipient of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her work advancing the use of climate change science to increase the resilience of communities and landscapes.

"Heidi Roop’s interdisciplinary research and Extension program advances the use and integration of climate change-related information in decision- making with a focus on enhancing equitable climate resilience. Her community-engaged scholarship contributes to critical advances in climate research with a focus on novel approaches in the field of climate services. Through her research, extension programs, and service, Roop seeks to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on communities and landscapes."

The goal of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program is to advance the careers of assistant professors at a crucial point in their professional lives. The designation of “McKnight Land-Grant Professor” is held by recipients for a two-year period.