Tonya Haigh

Tonya Haigh

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants

Contact Information

TitleProject Manager-Rural Sociology
Address802 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0988
Phone
  • office: 402-472-6781
  • fax: 402-472-2946
E-mailthaigh2@unl.edu
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Contact Preference

any

Office Hours

M - F 9 am to 4 pm

My Story

Tonya Haigh began working with the National Drought Mitigation Center in February 2009 as a research specialist. She has worked for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation organizations as a program director, community organizer, and grant writer over the last fifteen years. Since moving to Lincoln with her family in 2008, Tonya has also been taking courses in environmental planning and natural resource management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her interests include permaculture, local food systems, resiliency, and spending time gardening, reading, and in the great outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Selected Publications

Bathke, D., Haigh, T., Bernadt, T., Wall, N., Hill, H., Carson, A. 2019. Using Serious Games to Facilitate Collaborative Water Management Planning Under Climate Extremes. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (167), 55-60.Online
Haigh, T. R., Otkin, J. A., Mucia, A., Hayes, M. J., Burbach, M. E. (2019). Drought early warning and the timing of range managers’ drought response. Advances in Meteorology, 2019, Article 9461513Online
Haigh, T. R., Schacht, W., Knutson, C., Smart, A. J., Volesky, J., Allen, C., Burbach, M. E. 2019. Socioecological determinants of drought impacts and coping strategies for ranching operations in the Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 72: 561-5Online
Haigh, T. R., Schacht, W., Knutson, C., Smart, A. J., Volesky, J., Allen, C., Hayes, M. J., Burbach, M. 2019. Socioecological Determinants of Drought Impacts and Coping Strategies for Ranching Operations in the Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology \& ManagemenOnline
Haigh, T., Otkin, J., Murcia, A., Hayes, M. J., Burbach, M. 2019. Drought early warning and the timing of range managers' drought response. Advances in Meteorology, Special Issue: Climate Risk Assessment, Coping, and Adaptation. 2019.Online
Haigh, T., Schacht, W., Knutson, C., Smart, A., Volesky, J., Allen, C., Hayes, M. J., Burbach, M. 2019. Socio-ecological determinants of drought impacts and coping strategies for ranching operations in the Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 7Online
Carson, A., Hill, H., Windsor, M., Haigh, T., Wall, N., Smith, J., Olsen, R., Bathke, D., Demir, I., Muste, M. (2018). Serious Gaming Based Participatory Planning for Mitigation of Flood, Drought, and Water Quality. International Journal of River Basin Ma
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Bayissa, Y. A., Haigh, T., Wall, N., Shiferaw, A. 2018. Linking Seasonal Vegetation Condition Outlook Information to Decision Makers in a Data-sparse Region: A Case Study in the Greater Horn of Africa. Remote Sensing ApplicationsOnline
Haigh, T., Koundinya, V., Hart, C., Klink, J., Lemos, M., Mase, A. S., Prokopy, L., Singh, A., Todey, D., & Widhalm, M. (2018). Provision of Climate Services for Agriculture: Public and Private Pathways to Farm Decision-making. Bulletin of the American MeOnline
McEvoy, J., Bathke, D., Burkardt, N., Cravens, A., Haigh, T., Hall, K., Hayes, M. J., Jedd, T., Podebradska, M., Wickham, E. (2018). Ecological Drought: Accounting for the Non-Human Impacts of Water Shortage in the Upper Missouri Headwaters Basin, MontanOnline
Otkin, J. A., Haigh, T., Mucia, A., Anderson, M. C., & Hain, C. (2018). Comparison of Agricultural Stakeholder Survey Results and Drought Monitoring Datasets during the 2016 US Northern Plains Flash Drought. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10(4), 867-883.Online
Church, S., Haigh, T., Widhalm, M., de Jalon, S.G., Babin, N., Carlton, J.S., Dunn, M., Fagan, K., Knutson, C., Prokopy, L. (2017). Agricultural Trade Publications and the 2012 Midwestern Drought: A Missed Opportunity for Climate Risk Communication. ClimaOnline
Jedd, T., Hayes, M. J., Carillo, C. M., Haigh, T., Chizinski, C., Swigart, J. (2017). Measuring park visitation vulnerability to climate extremes in U.S. Rockies National Parks tourism. Tourism Geographies, 1-26.Online
Prokopy, L. S., Carlton, J. S., Haigh, T., Lemos, M. C., Mase, A. S., & Widhalm, M. (2017). Useful to Usable: Developing usable climate science for agriculture. Climate Risk Management, 15, 1-7.Online
Carlton,J.S., A.S. Mase, C.L. Knutson, M.C.Lemos, T.Haigh, D.P.Haigh, L.S.Prokopy. 2016. The effects of extreme drought on climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and adaptation attitudes. Clim Change 135(2): 211-226. doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1561-5Online
Tadesse, T., Haigh, T., Wall, N., Shiferaw, A. S., Zaitchik, B., Beyene, S., Demisse, G., Petr, J. 2016. Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological SociOnline
Tadesse, T., Haigh, T., Wall, N.., Andualem, S., Zaitchik, B., Shimelis, B., Demisse, G. B., Jacob, P. 2016. Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological SOnline
Carlton, J. S., Mase, A. S., Knutson, C., Lemos, M. C., Haigh, T., Todey, D. P., Prokopy, L. S. (2015). The Effects of Drought on Climate Change Beliefs, Risk Perceptions, and Adaptation Attitudes. Climatic Change. 135: 211.
Haigh, T., Wright Morton, L., Lemos, M. C., Knutson, C., Prokopy, L. S., Lo, Y. J., Angel, J. (2015). Agricultural Advisors as Climate Information Intermediaries: Exploring Differences in Capacity to Communicate Climate. Weather, Climate and Society, 7, 8Online
Tadesse, T., D. Bathke, N. Wall, J. Petr, and T. Haigh, 2015. Participatory Research Workshop on Seasonal Prediction of Hydro-climatic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, ES139Online
Arbuckle, J., Prokopy, L. S., Haigh, T., Hobbs, J., Knoot, T., Knutson, C., Loy, A., Mase, A. S., McGuire, J., Morton, L. W., Tyndall, J., Widhalm, M. (2013). Climate Change Beliefs, Risk Perceptions, and Attitudes Toward Adaptation and Mitigation Among FOnline
Haigh, T., Knutson, C. (2013). Role of Perceived Control and Planning in Ranch Drought Preparedness. Great Plains Research Journal, 23, 51-58.Online
Knutson, C., Haigh, T. (2013). A Drought Planning Methodology for Ranchers in the Great Plains. Rangelands, 35, 27-33.Online
Prokopy, L. S., Haigh, T., Mase, A., Angel, J., Hart, C., Knutson, C., Lemos, M., Lo, Y., McGuire, J., Morton, L. W., Perron, J., Todey, D., Widhalm, M. (2013). Agricultural Advisors: A Receptive Audience for Weather and Climate Information? Climate, WeatOnline
Knutson, C.L., T. Haigh, M.J. Hayes, M. Widhalm, J. Nothwehr, M. Kleinschmidt, (2011). Farmer Perceptions of Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Practices and Drought Risk Reduction in Nebraska,USA, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 26(3): 25Online

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyNatural Resource Sciences (Human Dimensions)University of Nebraska-Lincoln2019
Master of ScienceRural SociologySouth Dakota State University1998
Bachelor of ScienceHuman and Physical EcologyHamline University1992

 

Affiliations

 

Websites

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Drought management
  • Farm and Ranch Drought Management
  • Drought Planning and Mitigation
  • Survey Research

Grants

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleProviding Drought Information Services for the Nation: the National Drought Mitigation Center
Starting Date09/01/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2021
Funding Level$791,470.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

 

Grant TitleConnecting Drought Early Warning to the Decision Making Needs of Specialty Crop Producers in the Midwestern United States
Starting Date09/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2019
Funding Level$91,817.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Summit and Outreach
Starting Date01/22/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2019
Funding Level$85,000.00
Funding AgencyAmerican Planning Association

 

Grant TitleMissouri Basin Drought Indicators
Starting Date07/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2018
Funding Level$34,607.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleRisk Management Education for Ranchers in Oklahoma City, OK, RMA Region: Drought Planning, Range Management, and FCIC Options including Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance and Rainfall Index-Annual Forage Insurance
Starting Date09/30/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/29/2015
Funding Level$75,594.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Agriculture - RMA

 

Grant TitleThe Role of Drought Preparedness in Improving the Sustainability of Great Plains Ranches
Starting Date02/01/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date01/31/2014
Funding Level$56,366.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Missouri

 

Grant TitleWorkshops for Livestock Production
Starting Date09/26/2011

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/25/2012
Funding Level$93,752.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Agriculture