Research & Education Projects
Dating the Hunter-Gatherer/Pastoralist Transition and Holocene Climate Change, Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya.
Investigators: Gail Ashley (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and John W.K. Harris (Anthropology)
Regional Scale Climate Change Prediction and its Meaning for Social-Institutional Adaptation in Rajasthan, India.
Investigators: Trevor Birkenholtz (Geography), Alan Robock and Georgiy Stenchikov (Environmental Sciences)
Publications based upon this research:
- Birkenholtz, T. (In Press). "Network Political Ecology: method and theory in climate change vulnerability and adaptation research." Progress in Human Geography.
Experts and Their Publics: An Exploration of Policy-Relevant Science
Investigator: Lee Clarke (Sociology)
Publications based upon this research include:
- Clarke, L and H. Molotch. "Scientists as Disaster Warning Systems." Risk and Regulation 19 (Summer 2010):12-13.
- Clarke, L. 2010. "The Nuclear Option." Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Ed., Constance Lever-Tracy. New York: Routledge. pp. 308-319.
Presentations based upon this research include:
- Clarke, L. 2011. "I'm Warning You." Presentation at Eleventh Beileschweig Workshop. The Fukushima Accident and Systems Prone to EUE. University of Bielefeld, Germany. 3-4 August. http://www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de/Bieleschweig/eleventh/.
- Clarke, L. 2011. "Disaster Myths and The Damage They Do". Conference on Natural and Unnatural Disasters, Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis. January.
- Clarke, L. 2010. "Political Science, The Intricacies of Activism Among Coastal Restoration Scientists". Conference on Civic Engagement of Scientists, Dillard University. November.
- Clarke, L. 2010. "Political Science, The Intricacies of Activism among Coastal Restoration Scientists." Conference in Honor of William Freudenberg, Freudenfest, University of California-Santa Barbara. November.
A Proposal for a Workshop on Mathematical Models for Use in Mosquito Population Prediction, Control and Prevention of Associated Human Health Risks in the Face of Climate Change.Investigators: Nina H. Fefferman (Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources) Dina Fonseca and Randy Gaugler (Center for Vector Biology).
Economic Vulnerability under a New Climate Regime
Investigator: Robin Leichenko (Geography)
Publications based upon this research:
- Thomas, A and R. Leichenko. "Adaptation Through Insurances: Lessons from the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program." 2011. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 3: 250-263.
- Leichenko, R., A. Thomas, and M. Barnes. 2010. "Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change". Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Ed., Constance Lever-Tracy. New York: Routledge. pp. 133-151.
Presentations based upon this research:
- Thomas, A. and R. Leichenko R. 2010. "Adaptation through Insurance: Lessons of the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program." Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C, April.
- Thomas, A. and Barnes M. 2009. "The Insurance Sector and Climate Change." Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March.
Research funded:Economic Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Hazards and Climate Change: Building Resilience in the Barnegat Bay Region. Barnegat Bay Partnership and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $25,0000. 2011-2012.
Examining the Carbon Footprint of the Products Procured by RutgersInvestigator: Kevin Lyons ( Business School)
Climate and Environmental Change Summit for Students
Investigator: Janice McDonnell (Department of Youth Development, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences)
Publication based upon this research:
- McDonnell, J. L. Bovitz, C. Ferraro, R. Lyons and D. Robinson. "Climate Change Summits For Teens." Green Teacher Issue 93 (Summer 2011) pp. 25-27.
Assessment of the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Tide Gate Function
Investigators: Robert Miskewitz, Beth Ravit and Chris Obropta (Environmental Sciences)