Affiliates

Aronczyk, Melissa

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Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information
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Dr. Melissa Aronczyk’s current research critically inquires into the extent, influence, and impact of professional advocacy campaigns on debates in the climate change public sphere. The research aims to explain the extent and impact of strategic communications campaigns on political and public responses to specific U.S. policy efforts around climate change.

 

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Artigas, Francisco

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Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University-Newark. Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute
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Dr. Artigas established a network of sediment elevation tables where he has been monitoring subsidence and accretion rates of coastal wetlands in the Meadowlands of New Jersey.

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Ashley, Gail M.

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Earth & Planetary Sciences
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Ashley has conducted research in Africa for over 20 years funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Her research in the East Africa Rift Valley has two components: (1) studies with paleoanthropologists at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli on the water resources used by hominins millions of years ago, and (2) investigations of the modern water resources focused on rainfall, groundwater, and springs in the Lake Natron, Lake Manyara, and Lake Eyasi region. These areas have competing interests of tourism, herding (e.g. Maasi), agriculture, and hunting and gathering (Hadzabe).

Auermuller, Lisa

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Rutgers, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve)
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Lisa Auermuller is the Watershed Coordinator for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton, NJ. In her role at the Reserve, Lisa's duties include assessing the needs of coastal decision makers and providing relevant and timely training opportunities. These programs are designed to better inform decision makers of the research that is being conducted in the reserve, the competing uses of New Jersey's coastal zone and the impacts that decisions have on watershed quality. Most recently, Lisa's primary areas of interest have been in stormwater management, climate change and coastal community vulnerability as it relates to sea level rise. Lisa has been working with a variety of partners to develop tools and protocols to help communities understand their risks, plan for those risks and put adaptation measures into place.

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Bhattacharya, Debashish

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Professor
Biochemistry and Microbiology
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The Bhattacharya lab studies the impacts of environmental fluctuations on the biology of aquatic species, with a focus on algae and corals. Genomic tools are used to elucidate the pathways that are used by these taxa to deal with abiotic stress such as temperature and pH changes, as well as the consequences of biotic interactions (e.g., symbionts, pathogens) on their biology and adaptability.

Bielory, Leonard

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Center for Environmental Prediction

Dr. Bielory, past director of the UMDNJ - Asthma and Allergy Research Center (Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Ophthalmology), and consistently selected as one of New Jersey and New York "Top Docs" in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area surveys for the past 20 years, has been involved in various clinical trials and is presently focusing his interests on Climate and Allergic Airway Disease. The present EPA funded research is examining modeling the impact of allergies (pollen producing plants such as trees, weeds and grasses) over the next 50 years, studying the impact of different temperatures and CO2 concentrations on the growth of ragweed , grasses and other weeds as well as evaluating their allergenic pollen content via immunological and biological assays including electron microscopy.

Brechin, Steven R.

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Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Sociology
Sociology
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Faculty Affiliate – Climate Change Institute

Steve Brechin is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Sociology. His scholarly interests include organizational, political and environmental sociology, including the sociology of biodiversity conservation and climate change. In Belize, Central America, Brechin has explored state-civil society relationships and tensions around nature protection efforts under new state emphases of mega-tourism and oil development. With evolving field research in Belize (which large parts of the country are within a meter of sea level), Brechin and students investigate how this small vulnerable country addresses climate change while pursuing other major economic development activities. New projects include comparing differing national-level commitments to climate change strategies of adaptation and mitigation as well as on international financing of those strategies. Professor Brechin has written extensively on comparative national public opinion on global climate change and on the failure of mainstream sociology to engage sufficiently this critical issue.

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Broccoli, Anthony

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Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute Environmental Sciences
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Dr. Broccoli studies changes in climate, both past and future, with a goal of better understanding the mechanisms responsible for such changes. He uses numerical models of the climate system in his research, carefully comparing their results with evidence from the climate record.

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Bunzl, Martin

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Philosophy
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Martin Bunzl founded the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society in 2007 under the name Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Social Policy.  For four years, his leadership brought together scholars at Rutgers and beyond with a focus on social science research of climate change, with an emphasis on policy implications.  Bunzl has published in journals such as Science, Climatic Change, and Philosophy of Social Science on a variety of topics including the ethical considerations of geoengineering, and the tragedy of the commons.  Currently, he is writing a book that lies at the intersection of climate change, ethics and philosophy of science. He also continues to work on problems of risk assessment and decision making about geoengineering

Bushek, David

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Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
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Dr. Bushek's research focuses on shellfisheries as well as basic shellfish ecology, pathology and culture in coastal systems, predominantly oysters, where climate change has major impacts. Recently, he's worked on role of shellfish in shoreline protection and the development of 'living shorelines' that use shellfish as structural and ecologically functional components.

Campo, Matt

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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Matt’s work at Rutgers focuses on understanding tools and methods to assess the sustainability and resilience of built environments and transportation systems. His research supports coastal communities’ efforts to enhance their planning capabilities and risk management strategies to adapt to climate change.

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Clark, George

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Human Ecology
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Dr. Clark received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers in 1971, his master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maine in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers in 1983, specializing in Community and Environment.  He came to what was then the Department of Human Ecology and Social Sciences at Cook College as a Research Assistant in January of 1976, then became a Teaching Assistant, and has been teaching for the Department for more than thirty years.  He incorporates climate change issues into some of the classes he teaches.  His current courses include Introduction to Human Ecology, Population, Resources and Environment, Research Methods, and Communities and Environmental Change.

Clarke, Lee

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Sociology
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Lee Clarke is author of "Mission Improbable" and "Worst Cases," both from the University of Chicago Press. He is often invited to speak about leadership, culture, disaster, and organizational and technological failures; he consults with corporations, government agencies, and research foundations.

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Cuite, Cara

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Food Policy Institute, Human Ecology
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Dr. Cara Cuite is an Associate Research Professor in the Rutgers University Department of Human Ecology and the Food Policy Institute. She is Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Center for Food Protection and Defense to study communication about intentional food contamination. In addition, she is currently serving as co-PI on a USDA-funded grant to study emergency preparedness and food safety in the homebound elderly. Dr. Cuite is a health psychologist who has previously worked in the areas of cancer risk communication and health policy. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2003.

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Curchitser, Enrique

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Department of Environmental Sciences
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Enrique Curchitser has been taking a multi-disciplinary approach to address questions relating to climate change and its impacts on regional scales. Specifically, he has worked on the intersection of climate and oceanic ecosystems as well as developing novel downscaling techniques and working with coupled socio-economic and climate models.

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Decker, Steven

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Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
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Steve Decker, an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, is the Undergraduate Program Director for Meteorology. His areas of expertise include weather analysis and forecasting and numerical weather prediction. Dr. Decker teaches numerous courses in those areas, including a summer field course involving a trip to the Plains in search of severe weather. He also serves as academic adviser for transfer students majoring in meteorology. Dr. Decker's research interests include the evolution, predictability, and societal impact of both synoptic-scale and mesoscale midlatitude weather systems, and how these aspects may change under future climate scenarios. He also uses numerical models in support of air quality monitoring projects at Rutgers.

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Doerfel, Marya

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Department of Communication
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Marya Doerfel's research focuses on community resilience with a particular interest in disruptions that impact inter-organizational relationships and their broader community networks. She considers the way social network relationships among organizations in their local communities impact and are impacted by changes in their environment, other organizations, their constituents, and their relational contexts.

Downs, Shauna

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Department of Health Systems and Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health
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Dr. Downs is a public health nutritionist who conducts research examining the links among climate, food systems and nutrition. Her work examines the way in which climate affects diets and nutrition as well as the role of sustainable diets to mitigate climate change.

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Falkowski, Paul

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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Paul Falkowski is a Board of Governors Professor of Geological Sciences at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and in the Department of Geological Sciences. His research interests include biophysics, photosynthesis, photobiology, molecular evolution, signal transduction, apoptosis, biogeochemical cycles and symbiosis. He is widely-recognized for his contributions in the fields of biogeochemistry (specifically carbon and nitrogen cycling), climate change, and his co-authorship of a book on aquatic photosynthesis. Dr. Falkowski is an advisor to the National Science Foundation and NASA and serves on the Mars Architecture Mission team, the Earth System Science and Applications advisory Committee, is the co-chair of the IGBP Carbon Cycle Working Group, and a member of the Carbon Cycle Science Steering Committee. In 2007 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and in 2008 became a Fellow at the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Felder, Frank

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Bloustein School of Planning, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy
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Frank Felder is an expert in energy policy and electricity markets. His research and teaching interests include the reliability and economics of electricity markets, state energy policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy evaluation, and integrated energy modeling. He has been awarded numerous research grants by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

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Feldman, Lauren

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Journalism and Media Studies
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Dr. Feldman  is an Associate Professor in the Journalism & Media Studies Department at Rutgers University. Her research examines media coverage of climate change and its influence on public opinion and engagement. Her recent work includes studies on the media and communication factors that affect opinion polarization around climate change, the role of efficacy messages and emotions in driving climate policy support and political activism, and how entertainment and comedy can be used to broaden public engagement with climate change. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, among other funders, and has been published in more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles. Feldman earned her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University.

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Findley, Patricia

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Graduate School of Social Work
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Dr. Findley's work with respect to climate change has taken a clinical and research direction. With grant funding, she has been able to lead a group of graduate social work students in providing mental health services to survivors of Super Storm Sandy. Her research is now focused on the assessment of those survivors to address physical and mental health concerns that remain. She is mostly interested in the vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, and individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities.

Fischer, Frank - Affiliate Emeritus

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Affiliate Emeritus
Political Science

Frank Fischer is distinguished professor of politics and global affairs.  He teaches U.S. politics, foreign policy, and environmental politics and policy on the Newark campus and public policy and planning at the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the New Brunswick campus.  He is also a senior faculty fellow at the University of Kassel in Germany, where he teaches global public policy, U.S. foreign policy, and comparative and global environmental politics in the M.A. program on Globalisierung und Politik.

The author of numerous books and articles, he is currently working on a book dealing with the challenges the climate change crisis poses for democratic governance.

Fonseca, Dina

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Entomology Department
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Dina Fonseca is a Professor of Entomology. One of Dr. Fonseca's primary research interests are invasive mosquitoes, which transmit viruses such as those that result in Zika and dengue fevers. Her research has shown that mosquito populations can differ significantly across short distances and over time, changing epidemiological landscapes and risk estimates. Her lab has also shown that mosquitoes move primarily associated with people (in boats, trucks and cars) and that association selects for sub-populations more likely to bite us. Dr. Fonseca works closely with county and state mosquito control programs and the public to develop effective and efficient strategies for mosquito and invasive species control that are sustainable and minimize impacts to the environment. More recently, Dr. Fonseca has started developing predictive tools to forecast changes in salt marsh mosquito populations due to sea-level rise and strategies used to mitigate its impact on coastal communities. Predictive model and enhanced surveillance will allow mosquito control programs in coastal counties to develop proactive strategies and mitigate nuisance, disease and environmental impacts.

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Francis, Jennifer

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Institute for Coastal and Marine Science, Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences
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Jennifer Francis earned a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University in 1988 and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1994. As a professor at Rutgers University since 1994, she taught courses in satellite remote sensing and climate-change issues, and also co-founded and co-directed the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. Presently she is a Research Professor with the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and studies Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages with ~40 peer-reviewed publications on these topics. During the 13 months from July 2009-July 2010, her family of four spent a year sailing through Central America. She and her husband circumnavigated the world in a sailboat from 1980-1985, including Cape Horn and the Arctic, which is when she first became interested in Arctic weather and climate.

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Georgopoulos, Panos

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health & Sciences
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The laboratory of Prof. Georgopoulos (ccl.rutgers.edu) studies Environmental and Public Health issues, focusing on two complementary research areas:

  • Multiscale computational modeling of interacting environmental and biological systems.
  • Enviroinformatics, bioinformatics, and socioinformatics applications, using predictive data analytics to understand human exposures to pollutants and associated health outcomes.

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Grabosky, Jason

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Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
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Dr. Grabosky’s research centers on trees in urban landscapes which can be observed as exaggerations and precursors to the environmental changes brought by climate change within a broader context. He serves as the Rutgers director of the Center of Resilient Landscapes, a Joint Venture of Rutgers NJAES and the USDA Forest Service.

Guo, Qizhong (George)

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Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Qizhong (George) Guo is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  An engineer, Professor Guo investigates green and grey infrastructure to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

Guran, Serpil

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Director of Rutgers EcoComplex
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Serpil Guran is the Director of Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” and also manages the new RutgersX “EcoIgnite: Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator” program. Her responsibilities include management of the EcoComplex operations, programs, business incubator and facilities, as well as providing vision and leadership in establishing the EcoComplex as a center for the commercialization of environmental and clean energy technologies. She teaches online classes in “Sustainability Decision Tools” and “Introduction to Bioenergy technologies” and also teaches a Critical Thinking course with Rutgers Educational Opportunities Fund program that uses the food-energy-water nexus as an application study. 

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Hallman, William

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Chair of the Department of Human Ecology
Human Ecology - Professor
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Dr. Hallman is an experimental psychologist with expertise in public perceptions of risk and risk
communication.

Hausermann, Heidi

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Human Ecology
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Dr. Hausermann’s research explores how knowledge, practice, and non-humans combine to mediate socio-ecological change. Her work largely focuses on agrarian landscapes and employs an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on political ecology, social theory, and mixed methods. Heidi’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Fulbright-Hays.

Herb, Jeanne

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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Jeanne Herb is Associate Director of the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. While her area of practice is environmental policy, in general, her work includes a particular focus on state and local level policy targeted at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for impacts of climate change. Prior to joining the Bloustein School, Jeanne served more than 20 years in senior positions in state government and the NGO community focused on state, local and federal environmental policy innovation.

Hochman, Gal

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Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Rutgers Energy Institute
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Gal Hochman received his Ph.D. in Economics at Columbia University in 2004. His work focuses on biotechnology, energy, the environment, and on trade agreements. While working on alternatives to fossil fuels, Gal’s work showed the distributional implications of a global climate agreement. Gal’s work assessed the economic implications from allocating polluting rights to fossil extracting and fossil consuming countries. Greenhouse gas intensity of biofuels (and also non-conventional fossil fuels like coal to liquids and oil sands) cannot be determined just by measuring carbon content of fuel, because significant amounts of emissions occur away from the site of production or consumption. This necessitates carbon emissions accounting that is ex-ante analysis and which accounts for these off-site emissions. Gal’s work identified several of these off-site carbon-emitting sources and quantified their impact. Gal’s research on energy shows the importance of modeling OPEC as a cartel-of-nations. His work also quantifies the importance of inventories in the 2007 and 2008 food commodity price spike. Gal has attended and presented papers at numerous conferences, including the ASSA, the ACS, the CEA, the Econometric Society, the EEA, and the IAEE.

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Horton, Benjamin

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Institute of Marine and Coastal Science
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Dr Ben Horton's research concerns sea-level change. He aims to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future.

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Huang, Bingru

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Plant Biology
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Huang’s group conducts research exploring mechanisms of plant adaptation to environmental stress, including heat, drought, salinity, and cold, and interaction with elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration.

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Hughes, David McDermott

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Anthropology, Center for African Studies
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Dr. Hughes is interested in social responsibility for carbon emissions and climate change.  In this connection, he is currently writing an ethnography of high emitters in the petro-state of Trinidad and Tobago.  The work is provisionally entitled “The magic of hydrocarbons: oil, climate change, and the question of complicity.”

Jensen, Olaf

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Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Dr. Jensen studies the impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquatic ecosystems using statistical analysis of global marine fisheries databases, citizen science records of lake and river ice, and data from field studies. His primary climate change oriented field work takes place on the pristine lakes and rivers of Northern Mongolia where the impacts of climate change can be studied without the confounding effects of other human alterations to the ecosystem.

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Jha, Shantenu

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Computer Engineering
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Shantenu is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering. His general research interests lie at the triple point of Applied Computing, Cyberinfrastructure R&D and Computational Science. He was awarded the 2014 Rutgers Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence for his contributions to the "application of advanced computing to real world problems". He is currently working on the application of high-performance and distributing computing techniques to hydrometeorology and polar science.

Jordan, Rebecca

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Environmental Education and Citizen Science, Program in Science Learning
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Rebecca Jordan received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the advisement of Francis Juanes. Her dissertation research investigated the visually guided mating behavior of Lake Malawi cichlid fish. Rebecca took a post-doctoral position as a Science and Technology Council Fellow with James Gould at Princeton University. There she expanded her interests to animal learning in general and incorporated work with undergraduate science learning. After two years at Princeton, Rebecca took a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Elizabeth City State University as part of a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Elizabeth City, Rebecca continued her work with fishes in the capacity of providing undergraduates with research experience. She focused mainly on poeciliids. Also in Elizabeth City, Rebecca broadened her study of science learning to incorporate informal audiences.

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Justice, Benjamin

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Educational Theory, Policy & Administration (GSE)
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Benjamin Justice is an associate professor in the Graudate School of Education and an affiliated member of the History Department. Dr. Justice studies the history of American education from colonial times to present, with a special focus on the relationship between education and empire building. He also coordinates the Social Studies Education Program, which trains future public school social studies and history teachers.

Kaplan, Marjorie

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Associate Director - Rutgers Climate Institute

Dr. Kaplan leads the Rutgers Climate Institute program office and manages the full portfolio of Rutgers Climate Institute activities in consultation with the Co-Directors. She also co-facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance. Dr. Kaplan's 30 year career has included more than 20 years in government and 10 years in the private sector. She was the first Director of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Climate and Energy where she oversaw regulatory programs under the Global Warming Response Act, the Global Warming Solutions Fund Law and regional initiatives to address climate change within various sectors including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Transportation and Climate Initiative. Dr. Kaplan holds a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a Masters and Doctorate of Public Health from Columbia University.

Kelemen, Daniel

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Political Science
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Kennish, Michael J.

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Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Michael J.  Kennish is a Research Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, where he has conducted innovative studies of estuarine and marine environments for nearly 30 years. The primary focus of his research has been investigations of anthropogenic effects on these environments.

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Kipen, Howard

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Occupational Medicine Acting Associate Director, EOHSI
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Chair (interim), Department Of Environmental
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Howard Kipen is generally interested in mechanism of air pollution health effects.  He will soon receive a 3 year grant from USEPA to investigate the effects of climate change on indoor ozone chemistry and consequent biomarkers of health hazards. He is interested in clinical studies of how climate change affects air pollution and thus associated health effects, and in measures for ameliorating such effects.  Modeling for the upcoming study will be done by Panos Georgopoulos and air pollution measurements by Qingyu Meng.

Kohut, Josh

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Rutgers, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Physical processes in the coastal ocean are highly variable in space and time and play a critical role in coupled biological and chemical processes. My research interest is to apply ocean observing technologies that now sample across important time and space scales to better understand the physical ocean that structures marine ecosystems.

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Kopp, Robert

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Professor, Director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences
Earth and Planetary Sciences, Bloustein School
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Robert Kopp is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Associate Director of Rutgers Energy Institute.  His work focuses on understanding uncertainty in past and future climate change, with major emphases on sea-level change and on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy.  Professor Kopp employs statistical and process models to integrate diverse geological data sets, with the proximal goal of improving understanding of past Earth system states and the ultimate goals of testing and strengthening models of future global change. One area of particular emphasis is using records of past sea-level changes to improve estimates of ice sheet stability and future sea-level change. He is a lead author of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report.

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Labban, Mazen

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Geography
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Mazen Labban's interests include critical social theory, space/nature, history and philosophy of science and technology, political economy, development, natural resources, energy, petroleum, geopolitics, international law, finance.

Lathrop, Richard

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Director - Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
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In my research I have attempted to integrate insights of landscape ecology and geography with the application of geo-spatial technology to improve our understanding of the structure and function of coupled human-environmental systems at broader landscape to regional scales and then translate that understanding into effective and appropriate techniques to improve 'on-the-ground' natural resource management and land use planning.

Laumbach, Robert

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Laumbach's research and education interests focus on how multiple environmental stressors, including air pollution and climate change, interact to have cumulative effects on human health and wellbeing.

Leichenko, Robin

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Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute
Geography
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Research Website

Dr. Leichenko’s current research focuses on the economic and social dimensions of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation change in U.S. cities and regions. Leichenko is a review editor for Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is also serving on a U.S. National Academies panel on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses. Her 2008 book, entitled, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (Oxford University Press), received the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in Geography from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko earned a Ph.D. in Geography (1997) and an M.A. in Economics (1995) from Penn State University. She also holds an M.A. in Geography (1991) from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a B.S. in English (1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Lintner, Benjamin

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Associate Professor
Environmental Sciences
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Benjamin Lintner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences.His research focuses on tropical climate dynamics, in particular understanding the processes controlling the spatiotemporal distribution of rainfall.  On-going projects in Dr. Lintner’s research group include analyzing relationships among large-scale circulation, moisture, and rainfall in the South Pacific across multiple temporal scales; diagnosing the mechanistic pathways through which the land surface and atmosphere interact; isolating controls on atmospheric moisture vertical structure; and developing and applying novel methodologies for analyzing rainfall and other climate variables.  Currently, Dr. Lintner serves as the Director of the Rutgers Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a university delegate to the Organization for Tropical Studies, a nonprofit consortium of universities dedicated to strengthening education and research in the study of the tropics.

Lipoti, Jill

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Human Ecology
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Jill Lipoti would like to inculcate sustainability into the Rutgers experience for undergraduates. She is interested in the gamification of sustainability actions, and investigating how the arts can influence the culture of sustainability.

Lutz, Richard

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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Dr. Richard A. Lutz studies the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Since the first biological expedition to these unique ecosystems in 1979, Dr. Lutz has spent countless hours on the bottom exploring thermal vents throughout the world's oceans in a variety of deep-diving submersibles.

Observations made during the course of Dr. Lutz's ongoing studies in this unique "natural deep-sea laboratory" are dramatically altering our views of the rates at which many biological and geological processes are occurring on the face of the planet.

Mazurek, Monica

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Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Academic Home), Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure (Research Center Affiliation), Environment & Energy Program, Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT)
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Monica A. Mazurek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a member of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT).  Her research has focused on carbonaceous aerosols, their sources, and impacts on local, regional, and global air quality.

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McCay, Bonnie - Affiliate Emerita

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Affiliate Emerita
Human Ecology
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Adaptation of social and ecological systems to environmental and climate change, with a focus on marine fisheries and institutions for science and management.

McDermott, Melanie

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Human Ecology
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Melanie McDermott is a research assistant professor in the Human Ecology department and the associate director of the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society. With degrees in interdisciplinary social science (B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Berkeley) and forestry (M.Sc. Oxford), she has over 20 years’ experience in the U.S., Asia, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean in research, policy analysis, and consulting.  Her work has pursued a number of related themes:the social impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation;the political ecology of natural resource management, with an emphasis on community forestry; indigenous land rights; gender; non-timber forest products and agroforestry; sprawl, green spaces, and urban forestry;and environmental risk communication. A focus on social equity crosscuts this diverse field. At a more theoretical level, she investigates how the causes and consequences of peoples’ resource-use practices are shaped by environmental factors and social relations of power, difference and identity operating across multiple scales.

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McDonnell, Janice

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Department of 4-H Youth Development
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As the 4-H Science Engineering & Technology (SET) Agent, Janice McDonnell works with county agents, scientists, informal educators, and classroom educators to promote climate literacy. Janice offers a variety of annual programs and projects to help young people learn about climate change including the 4-H Climate and Environmental Change Teen Summit, 4-H Science Saturdays, and a variety of teacher professional development programs.

McElwee, Pam

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Human Ecology
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Dr. McElwee's interests are in global environmental problems, broadly defined, with particular expertise in biodiversity conservation and climate change. She is most interested in how individuals and households respond to changes in the physical environment, and how their responses are shaped by external policies and other constraints.  Most of her research combines household-level analysis of environmental decision-making and resource use with an examination of global institutional practices and norms that influence environmental policy.

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Miles, Travis

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Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Dr. Miles is a physical oceanographer interested in understanding how the atmosphere, cryosphere, earth, and ecosystems connect through the ocean across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales. To understand these connections he uses and develops ocean observation networks that sample across spatial and temporal scales in combination with process oriented numerical modeling.

Miller, James R.

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Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Jim Miller uses a combination of observations and climate model simulations to understand how water will both impact and be impacted by future climate change, with a major focus on the analysis of feedbacks in the climate system. Of particular interest is predicting future changes in water resources, river flow and temperature, permafrost, Arctic climate, and climate in mountainous regions.

Miller, Kenneth G.

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Earth and Planetary Sciences
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My research focuses on reconstructing the history of sea-level change on all time scales from 100+ million year to the last few thousand years. I am interested in projections of sea level rise in this century and its effects particularly on New Jersey.

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Miller, Mark

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Environmental Sciences
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Dr. Miller's research involves the interaction of clouds and atmospheric gases with incoming solar radiation and outgoing thermal infrared radiation. His research group utilizes a combination of in-situ and remote sensor measurements define atmospheric structure in under-sampled regions around the planet. These data are used to evaluate and improve the representation of clouds and radiation throughput in regional weather forecast models, regional climate models, and global climate models.

Mitchell, Ken - Affiliate Emeritus

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Affiliate Emeritus
Geography
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Mizrach, Bruce

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Associate Professor
Economics
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Bruce Mizrach is an associate professor of economics at Rutgers University. He has held appointments at Boston College, the Wharton School, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and NYU Stern. Mizrach is the founder and editor of Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, which is devoted to using nonlinear analysis to understand economic and financial markets. His most recent work is on the market microstructure of electronic limit order markets in bonds, equities and carbon.

Munroe, Daphne

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Marine and Coastal Sciences
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I study population connectivity in marine shellfish. These populations are often the key components of important ecological processes (sediment stabilization or water filtration), and are also the basis of many coastal fisheries and aquaculture systems. My research examines how changes in water temperature and ocean circulation are and will continue to change the connectivity and population dynamics in these populations, ultimately playing a role in the stability of these populations as human food resources.

Murphy, Stephanie

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Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/Plant Biology Dept., New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station/Cooperative Extension/Soil Testing Laboratory
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Dr. Murphy’s interests include climate as a soil-forming factor and soils’ effects on climate. Soil quality is affected by climatic factors/processes, and degradation of soil by wind and water erosion, loss of organic matter (carbon) from soil, compaction, reduction in infiltration and/or water holding capacity of soil are all linked to climate as well resiliency of soils and landscapes. Restoring soil quality to degraded soils and concomitantly sequestering carbon are a constant theme in Dr. Murphy’s teaching and outreach efforts.

Noland, Robert

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Director - Voorhees Transportation Center (BSPPP)
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Robert Noland received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Environmental Policy. Prior to joining Rutgers he was Reader in Transport and Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, a Policy Analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency and also conducted post-doctoral research in the Economics Department at the University of California at Irvine. The focus of Dr. Noland’s research is the impacts of transport planning and policy on environmental outcomes. This is defined very broadly to include not just air and water quality impacts, but also impacts on safety, climate, health, and other factors associated with overall quality of life.

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Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios

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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University - Newark
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Dr. Ntarlagiannis is an Associate Research Professor with the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University – Newark. He is a near surface geophysicist with expertise in electrical methods. His research interests extent from environmental and geological applications of near surface geophysical methods, to climate change impact in today’s societies.

Nucci, Mary

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Human Ecology
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Dr. Mary Nucci is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Her research interests include public perception of issues in science and science communication in film, media and museums.  She has an A.B. in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College; and an M.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Media Studies, both from Rutgers University. Her doctoral research focused on the role of visual format, rhetoric and culture in science communication. Prior to her tenure at Rutgers, she worked at Enzon Inc., serving in a variety of positions from immunologist to Associate Director of Scientific Information; was Partner in New Paradigm Consulting Inc. specializing in science writing, project management, teaching, and curriculum development; and was Thematic Director of Health at Liberty Science Center.

O'Neill, Karen

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Department of Human Ecology
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Karen M. O’Neill is a sociologist studying coastal climate adaptation and other policies on land and water. This includes understanding who wins and who loses under different policies. Topics include biodiversity protections in the urban plans of large cities around the world, local slow growth and pro-growth movements and policies in small towns, river flood control, coastal storm vulnerability and hazard reduction, and projects to move people and infrastructure from the coast.

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Patel, Nirav S.

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Honors College and Cornell University
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Dr. Patel’s research and teaching program focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to human-environment interactions within social-ecological systems (SES) and how they can contribute to meaningful sustainable solutions in the Anthropocene. Broadly, he utilizes environmental education and social-psychology domains to understand pro-environmental behavior.

Payne, Cymie

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Human Ecology, Rutgers School of Law
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Cymie R. Payne studies global governance of the environment and natural resources and the consequent evolution of international law, with a focus on climate change, protection of the environment in relation to armed conflict, and conservation of ocean resources.

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Pinsky, Malin

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Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
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Questions addressed by his lab include the impacts of society on marine species, the impacts of marine species on society, and what choices can we make to alter these impacts and benefits. The broader goal of this work is to help design marine conservation strategies and fisheries management approaches that are resilient to changing climates.

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Pray, Carl

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Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
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Ramenzoni, Victoria

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Human Ecology
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Dr. Ramenzoni is an environmental anthropologist specialized in human behavioral ecology, coastal communities, and marine and coastal policies. Through a mixed methods approach, she studies how socio-ecological factors shape human adaptation, the impact of environmental uncertainty on decisions about resource use, and household nutrition in coastal environments. She has also worked on ecosystem services and indicator development.

Reinfelder, Ying Fan

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Earth and Planetary Sciences
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Dr. Ying Fan Reinfelder is a hydrologist with a research interest in global water cycle and its role in the climate system through physical and biogeochemical pathways, particularly through water-plant relations. Her tools include compilation and synthesis of field observations made by others (such as groundwater depth, plant rooting depth) to discover patterns and mechanisms, and to build these mechanisms into global climate and ecosystem dynamics models. By doing so, she hopes to better translate the field observations made at isolated sites to mechanistic cause-effect relations that matter globally and thus shape global environmental change. Her interests of time scales range from seasonal to geological including Cenozoic glaciations and Paleozoic land plant evolutionary that profoundly changed the world.

Rennermalm, Asa

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Geography
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Dr. Rennermalm studies hydrology and climate in the Arctic region with emphasis on Greenland ice sheet hydrology. Her work involves modeling, satellite data analysis, and fieldwork. She has participated several field expeditions to the Arctic, including Alaska and Greenland.

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Rhiney, Kevon

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Assistant Professor
Geography
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Kevon Rhiney is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Rutgers University. He holds a D.Phil. in geography from the University of the West Indies and is a past recipient of a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship based at the Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK. Prior to joining Rutgers, he taught for several years in the Department of Geography and Geology at the Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, based in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Robinson, David

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State Climatologist - Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist
Geography
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Dr. David A. Robinson is a climatologist and geographer with research interests in the earth’s cryosphere, in particular hemispheric and regional snow cover dynamics and interactions of snow cover with other climate elements. He maintains the longest (51 year) satellite-derived database of snow cover extent over Northern Hemisphere lands and was the first to identify the progressively early loss of spring snow cover in middle and high latitudes in recent decades.  

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Robock, Alan

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Environmental Sciences
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Dr. Alan Robock is a Distinguished Professor of climatology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. He also directs the Rutgers Undergraduate Meteorology Program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 with a B.A. in Meteorology, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.M. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1977, both in Meteorology. Before graduate school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines.

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Robson, Mark Gregory

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Plant Biology and Pathology
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Dr. Robson's research and teaching focus on environmental public health with particular attention to agriculture and rural communities. Part of this interest includes the distribution of crops grown and the pest pressure from changing climate, primarily insects and disease. Dr. Robson also works in the area of vector control and the changes in climate that alter the distribution of various pest species that can cause vector borne disease.

Rosenthal, Yair

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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
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The overarching motivation for my research is to understand mechanisms of climate change on various time scales through the study of paleo-archives, primarily from ocean sediments.

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Rowe, Amy

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Amy Rowe is a county agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Essex and Passaic Counties. Her background is in water chemistry with a concentration on the fate and transport of contaminants. Amy has worked in stormwater management for more than 10 years and her outreach programming has focused on green infrastructure in urban environments and green jobs training classes. She is also a coordinator for the Rutgers Environmental Stewards program. Dr. Rowe also works with the USDA NE Climate Hub on integrating climate impacts with Ag Extension.

Rudel, Thomas

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Human Ecology
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I am currently working on two, somewhat separate issues regarding the mitigation of climate change. One involves an NSF funded project on regrowth in tropical pastures in Ecuador (a biocomplexity in the environment grant) with implications for REDD+. The other is a book manuscript on the political sociology of environmental reforms (e.g. reductions in emissions).

Saba, Grace

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Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Dr. Grace Saba’s research interests are in the fields of coastal marine organismal ecology and physiology, with emphasis on how organisms interact with their environment and other organisms, how physiological processes impact biogeochemistry, and how climate change (i.e., ocean acidification and warming) impacts these processes.

Salzman, Hal

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Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
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Schäfer, Karina

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Biological Sciences, Rutgers University - Newark
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School (s): Diploma in Biology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1997. Ph.D., Duke University, 2002.

Karina VR Schäfer is an Ecosystem Ecologist at Rutgers University—Newark, NJ, USA. She received her MSc from the University of Bayreuth, Germany and her PhD from Duke University, USA. Her research focuses on greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems with particular emphasis on global climate change. Moreover, the question of how disturbance is changing structure and function of forests and wetlands and how this influences carbon and water cycling on these ecosystem level are the primary focus of her research.

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Schneider, Laura

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Geography
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Dr. Schneider is a biogeographer specialized in land change science. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamics of land transformations, the drivers of land change, and how land change affects socio-ecological systems. Her research emerges from a strong background in tropical biology, ecology, remote sensing and human-environment geography, and it examines theoretical and methodological ways of linking biophysical, socioeconomic and remote sensing and GIS data in understanding landscape dynamics.

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Schofield, Oscar

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Marine Sciences
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Professor Schofield studies how changes in the climate impact marine ecosystems. His research builds and deploys robotic ocean technologies to map the regional changes in the ecosystem. The research spans the global ocean from tropical, temperate and polar seas.

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Schoolman, Ethan D.

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Department of Human Ecology
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Dr. Schoolman looks broadly at the environmental and social implications of efforts to strengthen alternative food systems, including local and regional production/consumption of food and organic farming. Reforming food systems has enormous potential for helping to address the drivers of climate change; at the same time, the changing climate will have profound consequences for agriculture.

Schwander, Stephan

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Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Global Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health
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Climate change is predicted to have a major impact on air quality as a result of changed weather patterns, droughts, wild fires, and storms. Dr. Schwander studies the connection between air pollution exposure and the human immune system with a focus on low and middle income countries.

Seneca, Joseph - Affiliate Emeritus

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Affiliate Emeritus
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Dr. Seneca's interests include environmental economics and policy, state and local economic development, and government regulation of business. In addition to teaching at Bloustein, he served  as University Vice President for Academic Affairs between 1991 and 2003.

Shah, Chirag

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School of Communication and Information
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Dr. Chirag Shah investigates interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially those involving social and collaborative aspects. He studies social media and data generated by wearable devices as kinds of signals that can help us understand and impact human behaviors. This work is situated in contexts that include education, environment, and various social issues. For instance, he is exploring data available through the United Nations to understand relationship of climate change with land, energy, and water use. His overall research agenda falls under and uniquely connects Computer Science, Data Science, and Information Science.

Shendell, Derek

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D.Env, MPH
School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Co-Director of the Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education, Director of NJ Safe Schools Program and Co-leader of the NJ OSHA Alliance
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With respect to climate change science, Dr. Shendell's interests relate to climate change's impacts on and human adaptation regarding indoor air and environmental quality in homes, office buildings, schools--including portable versus traditional/site-built school classrooms and fitness facilities as well as various public and private outdoor locations used by recreational endurance athletes and racquet sports players.

Shwom, Rachael

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Human Ecology, Sociology, Bloustein School of Planning
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Rachael Shwom is an assistant professor in the Human Ecology department who specializes in climate and society. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Environmental Science and Policy at Michigan State University in 2008. Her dissertation research focused on how different governmental, business, and environmental organizations sought to influence U.S. policies on appliance energy efficiency over the past three decades.

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Sigman, Hilary

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Department of Economics
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Hilary Sigman is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, a Nonresident Fellow of Resources for the Future (RFF), and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University (U.K.), and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She conducts research on the empirical effects of environmental policy.  Her recent climate-related research examines the monitoring and enforcement of emission trading systems for greenhouse gases.

Sikes, Liz

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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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Liz's research interests are principally in the field of paleoceanography - the study of long-term (thousands of years) climate variability expressed in the ocean. The unifying theme in her research is the interconnection of carbon cycling, ocean circulation, and global climate with a strong focus on the Southern Ocean's influence in glacial and interglacial regimes.

Slater, Lee

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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University Newark
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Investigations of methane cycling in wetlands using multi-scale geophysical methods. Measurement and modeling of free phase methane gas dynamics and releases to the atmosphere from northern peatlands and coastal wetlands.

St. Martin, Kevin

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Geography, Community Economies Collective, Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region, COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea)
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Kevin St. Martin is an Economic Geographer with a specialization in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is interested in critical analyses of economic and resource management discourse. His current research focuses on the implementation and practice of new forms of marine governance such as ecosystems-based management and Marine Spatial Planning. He is particularly interested in their implications for both sustainable resource management and community-based economic development. His interest in GIS has led to an examination of the use of GIS in participatory scientific and resource management initiatives.

Turshen, Meredeth

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Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Van Abs, Daniel

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Human Ecology
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Dr. Van Abs is involved with research and practice development regarding management of water resources, water utilities (water supply, municipal wastewater, stormwater), and watersheds. His primary focus is on understanding and improving government, utility and non-governmental capacity for addressing major water management challenges in a setting of limited resources, limited public knowledge, and significant challenges including climate change. He is a license NJ professional planner.

Ward, Neil

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Geography (Visiting)

Dr. Ward is a climatologist who has worked on various regions undertaking statistical analysis of climate variability and change, researching climate information at small spatial scales, and contributing to the development of adaptation strategies and training initiatives for professionals. In recent years, his work has had a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Weingart, John

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Eagleton Institute of Politics
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Weis, Judith S.

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Department of Biological Sciences
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Judith Weis is an estuarine ecologist, who is especially interested in responses of estuarine animals to stresses, such as pollution, invasive species, and parasites. Climate change, (both increased temperatures and acidification) in addition to causing its own effects, will probably exacerbate effects of these other stresses.

Weschler, Dr. Charles J.

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EOHSI – Exposure Science
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Climate change has the potential to significantly affect human exposure to pollutants in indoor environments. This includes: i) increased use of air conditioning in both residential and commercial buildings, reducing air exchange rates and increasing concentrations of pollutants with indoor sources; ii) increased emission rates of organics from furnishings and building materials due to elevated temperatures; iii) increased occurrence of indoor ozone-initiated chemistry due to rising outdoor ozone concentrations; iv) increased chemistry due to increased reaction rates at higher temperatures; and v) more time spent indoors due to less hospitable outdoor conditions. It is these and other connections with human exposure to pollutants that form the nexus between Weschler’s research and climate change.

Westendorf, Michael

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Department of Animal Science
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Michael Westendorf is Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Dr. Westendorf provides leadership for Rutgers Cooperative Extension nutrient and animal waste management programs and carries out applied research programs in 1) the use of food waste residuals as animal feed and 2) the management of animal wastes to reduce effects upon the environment.  

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Winfree, Rachael

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Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources
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There is concern that pollinators are declining globally, yet the reasons for such declines are poorly known. Winfree is investigating how pollinators respond to human land-use change and climate change in several long-term projects.

Wright, James

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Earth and Planetary Sciences
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As a paleoceanographer, Jim Wright studies the ocean’s role in past climate changes using stable isotope reconstructions. Of particular interest are the effects of freshwater on North Atlantic deep-water circulation over the past 20,000 years and the influence of tectonic changes over the past 35 million years. Jim also works on reconstructing past sea level using corals and past pCO2 variations using stable isotopes in paleosols.

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Xu, Ming

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Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources
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Ming Xu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources at Rutgers University. His research focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation, especially the impact on ecosystem functions, services and biodiversity; ecosystem-based adaptation; ecosystem carbon accounting and modeling. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in international climate, ecology, and environmental sciences journals. He has also published 4 books in his field.

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