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.
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Preparing for the Impacts of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey: A Workshop for Public Health Practitioners
On Friday June 3, 2016, Rutgers University hosted a workshop for public health professionals to learn about how a changing climate may affect public health in New Jersey and about strategies to better prepare New Jersey’s public health practitioners and professionals to address these impacts. The workshop was planned planned by the New Jersey Climate Change and Public Health Working Group under the umbrella of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University. Agenda and speaker presentations here.
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 July 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy has released the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy which finds the U.S. has the potential to produce 1 billion dry tons of biomass annually from ag, forestry, waste, and algal material to produce enough biofuel, biopower and bioproducts to displace approximately 30% of 2005 U.S. petroleum consumption without negatively affecting production of food or other agricultural products.
RCI affiliate, Janice McDonnell and a team from Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences and 4-H Youth Development conducted a four-day polar science investigation workshop for educators from New Jersey and California. Read more here.
United States Department of Agriculture, Northeast Climate Hub notes how warmers winters are affecting Spring plant development and Summer pests here and how weather variability in the Northeast has increased here.
RCI affiliate, Jennifer Francis is quoted in this article Washington Post article about cross-equator flow and the polar jet stream .
As chronic and episodic water shortages are becoming more commonplace in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences has released this report examining alternative water supplies Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits
RCI Affiliate, Robert Kopp is quoted in this New York Times article about the impact that climate change has had on Tangier Island in Virginia.
Congratulations to RCI affiliates, Enrique Curchitser, Malin Pinsky, and Josh Kohut who received three grants totaling $3 million from the NOAA’s Climate Program Office and its Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications Program to Study Climate Impacts on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
The International Transformational Resilience Coalition will be holding their first conference on “Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change” from November 3rd- 4th, 2016 in Washington D.C. Registration here. More information here.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be holding their 41st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop from October 3rd- 6th, 2016 in Maine. More information here.
The Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) will be from October 19th-20th, 2016 in Italy. Abstraction submission deadline is July 31st, 2016. More information here.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics will be holding their Workshop on Teleconnections in the Present and Future Climate from October 24th- 28th, 2016 in Italy. Submit abstracts by July 31st, 2016. More information here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
There is a PhD position available in climate dynamics at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. More information here.
There is a postdoctoral research position on macro-physical properties of shallow (fair-weather) cumulus clouds available at the Lewis and Clark College. Application deadline is August 1st, 2016. Apply and more information here.
A visiting assistant professor position, to teach physical geography and climatology is available at Texas A&M University in the Department of Geography. Apply and more information here.