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Clea Senneville

Clea Senneville

MA, 2009, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • MA, 2009, School of Sustainability


As a research assistant at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Clea explored issues of sustainable water resource allocation for food production at the confluence of urbanization and increasing water scarcity. She worked on the development site-specific case studies toward "generalizable" comprehensive typologies and frameworks to understand varying future trajectories in this area. Clea completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Latin American Studies at the University of British Columbia. There, she worked on topics in global environmental governance - local and global scale decision-making venues, particularly those intended to govern some aspect of natural landscapes, and their (legal and cultural) relationship with major market institutions or agreements. Additionally, Clea had the opportunity to pursue these interests during two extended stints in Oaxaca and Guanajuato, Mexico, where she was exposed to evidence of the direct implications of decision-making procedures and policies on small-scale agricultural communities, on questions of ownership of traditional knowledge, and ecosystem service functionality and maintenance in poverty.


  • MA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2009
  • BA, International Relations with minor in Latin American Studies, University of British Columbia, 2006

Journal Articles


White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. M. Senneville. 2010. Credibility, salience, and legitimacy of boundary objects: Water managers' assessment of a simulation model in an immersive decision theater. Science and Public Policy 37(3):219-232. DOI: 10.3152/030234210X497726. (link )



White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. M. Senneville. 2010. How do we better link knowledge and action for environmental decision making?. Poster presented February 21, 2010 at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting, San Diego, CA.


Senneville, C. M. 2009. Institutions linking knowledge with action, and sustainability: A case study of the Arizona Water Institute. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

Senneville, C. M. 2009. What it means to provide institutional support for the integration of knowledges and actions: A study of the AWI. Presented March 17 at the Water Resources Research Center 2009 Annual Conference "Best Practices in Stakeholder Engagement for Water Resource Planning", Tucson, AZ.


Senneville, C. M., K. L. Larson, A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, M. Gartin, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. "Missed opportunities" in Central Arizona water management: Reconciling the local supply of and demand for science. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )



Senneville, C. M. and M. Provine. 2007. The paradox of local immigration policy. Paper presented May 2, 2007 at International Conference, The Border: A New Cultural Concept, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico ("11th Reunion Internacional: La Frontera-Ensenada-Una Nueva Concepcion Cultural").

IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, 2007-2008