Recent Affiliate Publications
Rutgers Climate Institute encourages affiliates to inform us of new publications on climate change research topics. Many journal articles are available as full texts to Rutgers University affiliates as long as they're connected to the RU library network; links are provided when available. However, if you are a member of the public or if the full text is not available through our network, please contact the authors directly for full text access.
Hughes - Climate change and the victim slot: from oil to innocence
David McDermott Hughes' paper discusses the justification and ethics behind carbon dioxide emission.
McDermott - Examining Equity: A Multidimentional Framework for Assessing Equity in Payments for Ecosystem Services
Melanie McDermott's paper presents a systematic framework for the analysis of equity that can be used to examine how local equity is affected as the global value of ecosystem services changes.
McDermott, M.H., Mahanty, S. and Schreckenberg, K. (2013). Examining Equity: a multidimentional framework for assessing equity in payments for ecosystem services. Environmental Science and Policy 33: 416-427. (Published online: 2 November 2012).
López-Marrero - Not in the Same Boat: Disasters and Differential Vulnerability in the Insular Caribbean
Tania del Mar Lopez-Marrero's and Ben Wisner's summary on trends in the occurrence of disaster within the Caribbean islands and discusses these trends in terms of the determinants of vulnerability and capacities.
López-Marrero, T. and Wisner, B. 2012. Not in the Same Boat: Disasters and Differential Vulnerability in the Insular Caribbean. Caribbean Studies 40(2):129-168. Link
Pinsky - Marine Taxa Track Local Climate Velocities
Malin Pinsky's investigation to propose that differences in climate velocity—the rate and direction that climate shifts across the landscape—can explain observed species shifts
Marine Taxa Track Local Climate Velocities. Malin L. Pinsky, Boris Worm, Michael J. Fogarty, Jorge L. Sarmiento, and Simon A. Levin. Science 13 September 2013: 341 (6151), 1239-1242. Link
Rennermalm - Evidence of meltwater retention within the Greenland ice sheet
Asa Rennermalm and her team published a paper suggesting large amount of Greenland ice sheet meltwater may be retained and released with months delay. The analysis is one of few studies using actual measurements of meltwater export from the ice sheet, but only applies to a small portion of the ice sheet. The big question now is how widespread this phenomena is around the perimeter of the Greenland ice sheet.
Rennermalm, A. K., Smith, L. C., Chu, V. W., Box, J. E., Forster, R. R., Van den Broeke, M. R., Van As, D., and Moustafa, S. E.: Evidence of meltwater retention within the Greenland ice sheet, The Cryosphere, 7, 1433-1445, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1433-2013, 2013. Link
Weis - Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution
Judith Weis' new book on organism-level responses to pollution
Weis, J. (2014) Physiological, Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Marine Pollution. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht: New York. Link
Kopp - Mid-Atlantic SLR acceleration and ocean dynamic variability
Robert Kopp examines tide gauge data to examine accelerated Mid-Atlantic sea-level rise in context of global and regional variability.
Kopp, R. E., (2013), Does the mid-Atlantic United States sea level acceleration hot spot reflect ocean dynamic variability?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50781. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50781/abstract
Labban - Apocalypse and the Radical Left
Mazen Labban co-edited a symposium on apocalypse in Capitalism Nature Socialism, investigating the links between climate change, apocalyptic narrative, and political response and possibility.
Labban, M., Correia, D. and Huber, M. (2013) Apocalypse, the Radical Left and the Post-political Condition. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 24:1 pp. 6-48. Link to full symposium.