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.
Much of his current research involves the study of coastal ecosystem responses to climate change, most notably the investigation of climate change effects on biotic communities and habitats in estuarine and coastal marine environments, as well as coastal watersheds. This work includes assessment of the sustainability of salt marshes and other coastal environments to sea-level rise, storms, and other drivers of change. He is the author or editor of 14 scholarly books in marine science, and the author or co-author of more than 175 articles in science journals and books. In addition, he has edited 8 compendium science journal special issues on various topics in marine science. Among his many awards are the 2009 NOAA/NERRS Estuarine Research Reserve National Award, 2010 Graham Macmillan Award, and 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more about Dr. Kennish here.
Climate Change and Agriculture in the Garden State
Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change: A New Jersey Perspective
Rutgers University Plant Breeders Address Climate Change
Developing Climate-Change Resilience in Conservation Plants
Living Shorelines and Sea Level Rise on New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore
Climate Change and Public Health Implications for New Jersey
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Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
Paving the Way to Entrepreneurship For Women in Science and Engineering will be held on March 8th and March 9th, Busch Student Center, Room 174, Registration required. More information here.
Design, Justice & Zero Waste Conference hosted by the Tishman Environment & Design Center at The New School and GAIA will be held from May 8-9, 2018. Proposal deadline extended to February 16th. More information and register here.
Swiss Climate Summer School 2018, Earth system variability through time will be held from August 26-31, 2018 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. More information here.
American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting will be held from April 10-14, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Papers are now being accepted for the session, “Recent Environmental Change in the Arctic”. If interested, please email tballinger(at)txstate.edu.
2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference will be held from April 30- May 18, 2018 in Manchester, NH. More information here.
4th International Symposium, “The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans” will be held from June 4-8, 2018 in Washington D.C. More information here.
The Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference will be held from June 3-6, 2018 at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. More information here.
The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy will be held from March 5-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. More information here.
POLAR 2018 meeting (A SCAR & IASC Conference) will be held in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-26, 2018. Submit and more information here.
Call for articles for a special issue on Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Environment in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. Those with relevant research are encouraged to consider submitting an article on a topic of interest. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted to ScholarOne using manuscript type “2018 CCSI,” which can be accessed with more information here. For questions, contact Jay Lawrimore at jay.lawrimore(at)noaa.gov.
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. Clickhere to take the course.
Introductory e-Course on Climate Change and REDD+ Academy e-Course available through the United Nations New Climate Change E-Learn Platform. More information here.
Northeast Regional Climate Hub Pilots Discussion Groups for Climate Adaptation hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and the Climate Learning Network. Sign up here.
Polar 2018 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-27, 2018. More informationhere.