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.
Upcoming Public Events!
The Sixth Extinction: Public Lecture, Reception, and Book Signing
Elizabeth Kolbert, Pultizer Prize Winner in Non-fiction
October 26, 2016
College Avenue Student Center
126 College Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey
More information here.
Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy
Featuring distinguished faculty and though leaders four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region for an informative dialogue about storms and climate change vulnerability centering on issues raised in the new publication from Rutgers University Press. Read a preview about the book at Rutgers Today.
October 28, 2016
Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Rutgers Climate Symposium 2016
Climate Change, Ecology and Health
November 18, 2016
Livingston Student Center
Printable flyer available pdf here (167 KB) .
This one-day symposium is intended to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students interested in climate change from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region.
Charles Benjamin Beard, U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Dina Fonseca, Rutgers University
Sonya Sachdeva, U.S. Forest Service
John Richard Stepp, University of Florida
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University
Poster Abstract Deadline: 11:59 PM Monday November 7, 2016
Register To Attend: 11:59 pm Monday November 14, 2016
Complete Details Here
Read the October 2016 reports related to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Report of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel; Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: A Companion Report to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report; Integrating Science into Coastal Resilience Planning and Decision Making available here.
Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.
Read an NJ Spotlight editorial related to these reports by former New Jersey Governors Tom Kean and Jim Florio here.
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.
News In October 2016
An historic United Nations agreement was reached among almost 200 countries in Kigali, Rwanda this month to limit hydrofluorocarbons (known as HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Read more in this New York Times article.
RCI affiliate, David Robinson discusses how New Jersey is primed for more significant storms with the expected continuation of the warming of New Jersey's climate, while RCI Co-director Tony Broccoli discusses the expectation based on computer models that the strongest hurricanes in the North Atlantic basin will get stronger by the end of the century, Rutgers Today.
In this New York Times article, RCI affiliate Cara Cuite explains the measures that were taken to account for residents who refused to evacuate during Hurricane Sandy as a way to communicate risk to residents.
RCI affiliate, Benjamin Horton is quoted in this New York Times article about a recent study that he, RCI affiliate Robert Kopp and several other authors published regarding New York City's flood frequency over the past century and into the future accounting for sea-level rise.
Rutgers Climate Institute’s William H. Greenberg Fellow and graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences, Arielle Catalano is studying past storms, such as a November 1950 storm that resulted in a record storm surge in Atlantic City and a near-record surge at Sandy Hook to understand atmospheric circulation patterns during such storms and to determine if climate models simulate them well enough enabling us to better predict the type of events that may occur in the future to enhance preparedness. Ms. Catalano along with her advisor, RCI Co-director Tony Broccoli, are studying several hundred extratropical cyclone events that have occurred along the East Coast since the 1900s. Read more here.
Rutgers graduate student Jennifer Walker and RCI affiliate, Ben Horton, discuss their work along Southern New Jersey estuaries regarding ghost forests as a result of sea-level changes. Read more here.
In this Audubon article, Karl Nordstrom, a geologist at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences discusses coastal dynamics along the Jersey shore and the consequences that seawalls have for birds and other wildlife.
In this physics.org article, RCI affiliate, Robert Kopp talks about the expectations for the next President of the United States to address issues pertaining to climate change including the U.S. 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal and the recent Paris Climate Agreement.
National Academies Press has recently published: Climate and Health Changes Posed by Black Carbon. Read here.
Rutgers University now hosts the Urban Forest Strike Team to provide training and assistance to practitioners and communities on urban tree damage assessment following natural disasters. Read more here.
Former Governors Tom Kean and Jim Florio cite the Rutgers Report, Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector, authored by RCI affiliate Daniel Van Abs for the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (guided by RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan and RCI Affiliate Jeanne Herb) to push for action to protect New Jersey’s water supply from the impacts of climate change. Read more here.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
International WCRP/IOC Conference, hosted by The Earth Institute at Columbia University on Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts will be held from July 10- 14, 2017 in New York, NY. More information pdf here (1.67 MB) .
Polar2018 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-27, 2018. Session Proposal deadline is November 30, 2016. More information here.
The session on Interrelationships of climate, environment, and social-cultural changes through mid to late Holocene is now accepting abstracts. Submission deadline is November 30, 2016. More information and application here.
Weather & Climate Decision Tools for Farmers, Ranchers & Land Managers Conference will be held from December 5-7, 2016 at University of Florida Campus. Registration deadline is November 4, 2016. More information here.
The 21st International Congress of Biometeorology will be held from September 3-7, 2017 at Durham University in the United Kingdom. Email proposals for symposium topics related to the Congress theme on Weather and Climate Information for Risk Management to glenn.mcgregor(at)durham.ac.uk by November 30, 2016. More information here.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a funding opportunity “Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region” as a part of the Gulf Research Program. Full proposals due December 14 th , 2016. More information here.
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 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) will be from October 19th-20th, 2016 in Italy. More information here .
The 2017 Children’s Environmental Health Network Translational Research Conference: New Challenges will be help from April 5-7,2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Individual Abstract and Full Session proposal deadline is October 31, 2016. Submit abstract here. Submit proposal here. 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. More information here .
A workshop on Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and Outcomes will be held at the University of Notre Dame from April 28 th - May 1 st , 2017. More information pdf here (567 KB) .
The National Adaptation Forum will be held from May 9 th - 11 th , 2017 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.. More information here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
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.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) invites proposals for two RFPS to conduct monitoring to collect data that will be used to assess the impact of the suite of 57 resilience restoration projects funded through the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Program. Deadlines: More information here and here..
Postdoctoral Research Position available in urban climatology at the National Research Foundation of Singapore. Application, cover letter, short research statement, list of publications, and three references should be emailed to geomr(at)nus.edu.sg and winstonchow(nus).edu.sg by October 30, 2016.
Ph.D. and postdoc positions with the Geoscientific Alliance of Berlin and Brandenburg on big data & natural hazards/ risk. Application deadline is October 31st, 2016. More information here.
Tenure Track position in quantitative ecology available in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Application deadline is November 1, 2016. More information here.
PhD position available in large scale atmospheric dynamics at Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen. Application deadline November 1, 2016. More information and apply here.
Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute at Colombia University, New York. Application deadline November 1, 2016. More information and apply here.
PhD Position available in numerical ocea wave modeling and data analysis at the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz- Zentrum Geesthacht in Germany. Email letter of motivation, CV with a list of publications & copies of relevant certificates to personal(at)hzg.de by November 8, 2016. More information here.
Max Thomas Full Professorship position in the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University. Priority application deadline is November 15, 2016. More information and apply here.
PhD position available on the impact of vegetation changes on soil moisture over the Dry Chacho in the Department of Earth and Environmental at the UC Belgium. Application deadline is November 15, 2016. More information here. Apply here.
Research Scientist position available in predictability and prediction of Arctic Sea Ice and its linkages with mid- latitude climate variability at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Application deadline November 15, 2016. More information and application here.
Energy Globe is now accepting submissions for the Energy Globe 2017 Sustainability Award Project. Submission deadline is November 18, 2016. More information and submit here.
Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program at the U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation. Application deadline is November 21, 2016. More information and apply here.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Association is now accepting proposals for their Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Exploratory Research Funding Program. Applications reviewed continuously until November 30, 2018 or until all funds committed. More information here.
Assistant Professor position available in climate science, biogeochemical cycling, and earth system modeling in Department of Geography at Dartmouth College. Application deadline December 1, 2016. More information and submit application here.
Issues of Science and Technology Magazine and Creative Nonfiction Magazine are accepting essay submissions exploring relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and relgion. Several prizes will be awarded. Submission deadline is December 12, 2016. More information here.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a funding opportunity “Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region” as a part of the Gulf Research Program. Letter of intent due October 5 th , 2016. Full proposals due December 14 th , 2016. More information here.
Creative Nonfiction Magazine is accepting essay submissions on the theme of adaptation by and/or about professionals whose work helps humans adapt to a changing world. Best essay award includes $3,500. . Submission deadline is January 9, 2017. More information here.