The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.
Rutgers graduate students Kate Millsaps and Jeremy Glover named 2016 James J.Gallagher Family Fellows. Read more here.
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Focus on Climate Change and Agriculture: New Jersey
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Putting New Jersey on the Arctic Map: Rutgers University & the Garden State’s Arctic Connections
The United States Department of State's blog Our Arctic Nation features a new post highlighting New Jersey and Rutgers University’s contributions to Arctic research. RCI affiliates Jennifer Francis, Asa Rennermalm, David Robinson, Hal Salzman; RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan; and Rutgers doctoral candidate Michael Brady (Geography), all contributed to this post. US Department of State official Arctic Twitter account tweeted this.
News In June 2016
RCI affiliate, Jennifer Francis is quoted in this ThinkProgress.org article on how the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Climate Agreement are both critical steps towards slowing down climate changeJennifer Francis explains that predictions that Arctic sea ice could become ice free this year or next is not likely; however, Francis noted there could be a new low this year and that a more likely time frame for the ocean to become ice free would be 2030-2050. See the article here and here.
In this article by NJTV News, RCI affiliate Alan Robock is quoted about the impact that El Niño will have on the upcoming hurricane season.
The Inter Press Service News Agency reports on the International Organization on Migration forecast of 200 million environmental migrants by 2050 citing climate change as adding an additional layer of complexity to this phenomenon.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate, David Robinson who is the principal investigator of an award totaling $50,000 for the “EMPG: New Jersey Weather Net Support Project,” which is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety.
The New Jersey Public Health Association and several other leading NJ public health organizations are working with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance on the public health effects of climate change. Read more in the Nation’s Health.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
The 14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development will be held from June 21st-24th 2016 at Montclair State University. A student poster session will be held on June 21st with a focus on Sustainability. Click here for more information.
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) will be holding their 2016 conference titled Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on June 26th-29th 2016.To find out more about the conference click here.
The Passaic River Symposium VII will be held on October 13th-14th 2016 at Montclair State University. Abstracts are due July 1st 2016. Click here for more details.
The National Council for Science and the Environment will be holding their 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment “Integrating Environment and Health” from January 24 th - 26 th , 2017. Proposals for the sessions must be submitted by July 22, 2016. More information and application here.
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary “Reflecting on Progress, Charting the Future” 2017 Estuary Scienceand Environmental Summit from January 22- 25, 2017 in Cape May, NJ. Abstract submissions due July 29, 2016. Submit here.
From August 16th- August 18th, 2016, the 2016 North American Symposium on Climate Adaptation will be held in New York City to discuss how North America and the Caribbean are affected by extreme weather and climate change. More information here.
2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will be held in Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA from August 21-26th 2016. More information here.
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace on October 20th-22nd 2016. More information here. Precourt fellowship applications for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post docs and junior faculty available: deadline is September 1, 2016, more information here.
The Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association will be held on September 15-16th 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Click here for more information.
The 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration along with the 25th Biennial Meeting of the Coastal Society will be held December 10-15th 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans River-side, New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here for more information.
The National Resilience Institute will be holding their 3 rd Annual International Resilience Summit “Cultivating Resilience in a Complex World” from November 2 nd - 3 rd , 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. More information and registration here.
The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) will be holding their 12 th Annual Conference “Supporting Municipalities to Reduce Flood Risks” from October 18 th - 20 th , 2016 at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Abstract submission deadline August, 19 th , 2016. Submit here.
The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.
Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program application deadline is June 29, 2016. More information here.
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley expected start date of July 1, 2016. Details pdf here (56 KB).
U.S. Department of Energy $22 million grant to fund research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug- in electric vehicles (PEV). Concept papers due July 7, 2016; applications due August 29. 2016. More information linked here.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2016 Targeted Air Shed Grant Programapplication deadline isJuly 11, 2016. More information here.
A Postdoctoral Position at the Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University Chicago is now open. This position involves studying past Mars climate and atmosphere with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite. Application materials including a CV, brief description of research interests and experience and a list of publications in a single pdf should be sent to kite(at)uchicago.edu by July 15th 2016.
United States Department of Agriculture has released information about a grant for their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Water for Agriculture Challenge Area. Application deadline is August 4, 2016. More information here.
MacArthur Foundation has announced its 100 and Change Competition to award $100 million to help solve a critical problem of our time. Register by September 2, 2016 and applications due October 3, 2016. More here.
The BIG Pitch Competition 2016 is seeking undergraduate and graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment under the theme of sustainability. Application deadline: September 30th 2016. More information here.
The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change has over $11 million available in funding for projects related to the paleoclimate and Earth’s climate system. Proposals are due October 17th 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.
The National Science Foundation has funding available under their Environmental Sustainability program for the following research areas: industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and Earth systems engineering. Proposals are due October 20th 2016. Click here for more details and to apply.
Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.
Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.