Professor of Geosciences
Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University

Research in my group addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potential future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design scientifically sound, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk-management strategies? We analyze these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as Earth science, engineering, decision science, statistics, economics, and ethics.

Example projects

·       SCRiM: Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

·       ACT: Atmospheric Carbon and Transport

·       VIFF: VIsualizing Forest Futures

·       MARISA: Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

·       PCHES: Program for Coupled Human and Earth Systems

·       NRT-INFEWS: Landscape-U, Impactful Partnerships Among Graduate Students and Managers for Regenerative Landscape Design

·       Penn State Center for Climate Risk Management

·       Energy Systems Transitions Lab (ETL)

·       Penn State Initiative for Resilient Communities (PSIRC): A Pilot to Develop Community-Based Solutions to Riverine Flooding

·       Strengthening Coastal Weather- and Climate-Related Outreach and Collaboration for Decision Support in the Chesapeake Bay and Greater Mid-Atlantic Regions

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