Climate Change Experts

Michael DeGrandpre

Department of Chemsitry and Biochemistry 

Area of Expertise:

Analytical/Environmental Chemistry; Aquatic Biogeochemistry; Autonomous Chemical Sensors for Aquatic Chemistry; Ocean Carbon Cycle

Jesse Johnson

Computer Science

Area of Expertise:

Dynamic Response of Large Ice Masses to Climate Forcing; Use of Mathematical Tools to Move from the Continuous to the Discrete; Optimization; In-Situ, Remote Sensed and Model Generated Data Sets

John S. Kimball

NTSG, W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Area of Expertise:

Climate Impacts to Water Resources and Ecosystems; Hydrological and Ecosystem Process Modeling; Hydrology/Ecology Research; Remote Sensing; Water, Energy and Carbon Cycle Interactions

Anna Klene

Department of Geography 

Area of Expertise:

Arctic and Alpine Environments; Climatology; Cryosphere; Geomorphology; Modeling; Remote Sensing

Nicky Phear

Climate Change Studies Program, College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Climate Change Education; Different Views and Approaches Toward Mititgating Climate Change 

Sara Rinfret

Political Science

Area of Expertise:

Role of EPA in producing rules that impact states implementation of policy, agency and stakeholder interactions; US Environmental Policy; Relationships between companies and agencies at the state and federal Level; Interest groups' Influence on decision making; campaigns/elections; public administration; US Public Policy

Eva Rocke

Environmental Studies, Administration & Finance

Area of Expertise:

Institutional Sustainability Assessment, Planning and Engagement; Climate Action Planning & Implementation; Sustainable Food Systems & Agriculture (especially the intersection of gender and the sustainable agriculture movement)

Steve Running

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Chapter Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment; Chapter Lead Author for National Climate Assessment 2014; Forest Ecophysiology; Global Climate Change

Anna Sala

Division of Biological Sciences

Area of Expertise:

Plant Biology; Plant Responses to the Environment with Emphasis on Trees; Tree Responses to Fire; Tree-Bark Beetle Interactions

Steve Schwarze

Communication Studies

Area of Expertise:

Environmental Communication; Enviromental Controversy; Climate Change Communication; Public Advocacy; Coal; Persuasive Campaigns; Social Movements; Media Coverage of Environmental and Political Issues

Art Woods

Division of Biological Sciences

Area of Expertise:

Effect of Large-Scale Climate Change on Small Scale Organisms, Especially Insects; Projecting Large-Scale Data into Small-Scale Habitats

Laurie Yung

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Conservation Policy, Political Conflict and Scale; Drought Adaptation on Working Ranchlands; Food-Energy-Water Nexus; Landownership Change and Cross-Boundary Conservation; Rural; Communitites and Ecological Change; Social and Political Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation