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.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Symposium A Success! Poster presenters should submit their posters by December 8, 2014.On Friday November 21st, a one-day symposium sponsored by Rutgers Climate Institute was held to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region interested in climate change. The symposium theme was Climate Change and The Tropics: Implications and Adaptation. The symposium talks and posters will be archived on our website in the near future. Poster presenters can submit their poster pdfs to their symposium user accounts through December 8, 2014 by following the link here.
NJADAPT LaunchedNJADAPT launched! A collaborative effort of scientists and data managers in academia, government, the private sector and NGO community who have developed a strategic plan for a New Jersey platform to host and apply climate science impacts and data. Includes a Flood Exposure Profile for community discussions about hazard impacts (e.g., maps of people, places and assets at risks); NJ Flood Mapper a user friendly visualization tool for flooding hazards and sea level rise; Getting to Resilience a tool to help communities reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness (including how to obtain points through FEMA's Community Rating System). Includes reports such as New Jersey's Coastal Flood Exposure; Modeling the Fate Of New Jersey's Salt Marshes Under Sea Level Rise; NJ Property Value Impacts Case Study and audio visual Story Maps related to several NJ communities (Toms River Township, Tuckerton Borough, Newark-East Ferry) and climate related topics (Salt Marshes and Coastal Flood Exposure). Visit NJADAPT here and see press coverage here.
News in December 2014The Rauschenberg Foundation has created the Climate Change Solutions Fund to provide resources for non-profits working to mitigate the causes of climate change or adapt to the new physical and social environments. More information and link to RFP here.
RCI Affiliate Alan Robock was quoted in a CBS News article and a 13wmaz article discussing research that volcanoes may impact climate change and help partially explain what has been driving climate change over the past 15 years.
A partnership of U.S. federal agencies led by NOAA released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit to provide tools, information, and scientific expertise to help communities and businesses build resilience to climate-related impacts and extreme events.
EPA’s new online training for AVERT is a free tool designed to estimate the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs.
News in November 2014
November 2014: Recommendations to the President of the United States from the President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience has been released. Read the report here.
RCI Affiliate David Robinson predicts a volatile winter this year. His research links East Coast winter and snow cover in Siberia during the month of October. Read more about his research and forecasting here.
Rutgers Energy Institute 2014-2015 Energy Innovation Contest for undergraduates to create innovative plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices on the New Brunswick Campus. Registration deadline February 27, 2013. Click here for more information.
What is causing the mid-latitude chill? RCI Affiliate Jennifer Francis is quoted in this UCAR article, this Washington Post Article, and this al-Jazeera article discussing her theory that the melting sea ice in the Arctic is behind recent colder winters. Read the article for contrasting theories on the cause of the mid-latitude chill. Dr. Francis' work was also recently published in Nature Geoscience. Read more about it and listen to an interview with Dr. Francis here.Rutgers University Global Snow Lab was mentioned in this Bloomberg news article on the theory linking Siberian snowfall with winter weather in parts of the globe.
The U.S. and China, the two biggest carbon emitters in the world, jointly announced their plans to reduce carbon emissions. Read the White House press release here and New York Times coverage here, here, and here.
RCI Affiliate Alan Robock contributed to the latest IPCC report on climate change and was interviewed in this NJTVonline report.
RCI Affiliate Alan Robock discusses the potential risks and consequences of solar radiation management in this article about technology and climate change from The Toronto Star.
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a 175-page synopsis of their work over the past 5 years in a new report. Among the conclusions: the character and severity of impacts from climate change and extreme events emerge from risk that depends not only on climate-related hazards but also on exposure (people and assets at risk) and vulnerability (susceptibility to harm) of human and natural systems andSurface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century under all assessed emission scenarios. It is very likely that heat waves will occur more often and last longer, and that extreme precipitation events will become more intense and frequent in many regions. The ocean will continue to warm and acidify, and global mean sea level to rise. Read more about the report in this New York Times article .
RCI Affiliates Kenneth Miller, Yair Rosenthal, and James Wright are among the co-authors of a paper in Science that argues that it was the establishment of the modern deep ocean circulation about 2.7 million years ago, and not a major change in carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere that triggered an expansion of the ice sheets in the northern hemisphere and that changes in heat distribution between the ocean basins is important for understanding future climate change. Read more in this mycentraljersey.com article. Read about it earthtimes.org here. The link to the original paper in Science is here.
USDA launches its Northeast Climate Hub to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners within the northeastern United States from Maine to West Virginia with a focus on technologies and risk management practices.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, and SeminarsCall for posters for the NCSE’s National Conference and Global Forum: Energy and Climate Change January 27-29, 2014 in Washington D.C. Submit a proposal by November 21, 2014 here. For more information about the conference, click here. Register by November 21, 2014.
Spring 2015 Rutgers graduate level course ‘Assessing and Governing Long-term Risks’ co-taught by Professors Robert Kopp and Rachael Schwom. For more information click here.
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly June 22- July 2, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts due January 31, 2015. This symposium will focus on the current state of polar-focused weather, regional, and global climate modeling and observational efforts aimed at improving polar models. For more information and registration, click here.
2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers and Symposium on Physical Geography and the Future of Physical Geography. Chicago, Illinois April 23-24, 2015 Proposals due by November 5, 2014. More information here. Direct questions to Carol Harden charden(at)utk.edu.
The 2nd National Adaptation Forum, May 12 through May 14, 2015 in St. Louis, MO represents a collective effort to enhance the resilience of the nation's communities, resources and economy in the face of a changing climate. Proposals to present are being accepted until October 24, 2014. Click here to submit a proposal. Register here.
2015 Rutgers Undergrad Energy Innovation Contest. Sponsored by The Rutgers Energy Institute. More information here. Due February 27, 2015.
Can you reinvent the wheel? The Fuels Institute, a multi-industry DC-based think tank, is seeking entries for an inter-disciplinary case competition to design the future of transportation. Submit an abstract by December 8, 2014 here.
International Swiss Climate Summer School 2015 "Extreme Events and Climate”. Open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) Application due December 31, 2014. More information here.
New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) Leadership Symposium May 2-9, 2015 USC Wrigley/Boone Center for Environmental Leadership, Catalina Island, California. Application Deadline: November 3, 2014. More information here.
2015 Summer Specialty Conference; Climate Change Adaptation. Climate Change and Water Resources: We know the issues - what do we do about them? American Water Resources Association. June 15-17, 2015, New Orleans. Abstracts due February 13, 2015. More information here.
Payment for Ecosystem Services: Putting Theory into Practice in Costa Rica May 25-June 8, 2015. This 2 week, 2 credit advanced graduate level course through the Organization for Tropical Studies will consider the design, implementation, and evaluation of payments for ecosystem services (PES). The priority deadline is February 3, 2015 and the applications are accepted on a rolling basis after that. For more information click and scroll.
Monitoring Tropical Forest Dynamics in a Changing Climate. This course geared towards early graduate students through the Organization for Tropical Studies will incorporate interactive lectures, field practicums, discussion, and R programming to give students knowledge and hands-on experience in the following diverse topics pertaining to tropical forests in a changing climate: impacts, adaptation, mitigation, monitoring, assessment, and political and social context. More details about registration and deadlines will be available soon here. Click and scroll to find the course.
Small Island Developing States in a Changing Climate: Paths to Adaptation offered through the University of Geneva and Coursera. The course starts in January 2015 and is free. To register, click here.
Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided offered through The World Bank and Coursera. The course starts in March 2015 and is free. To register, click here.
American Geophysical Union Conference Session. Extreme Events and Climate Change: Impacts on Environment and Resources. San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014. For more information, click here.
Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference and Tours. Call for papers: proposals due November 1, 2014
Conference and tours July 2015 in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. More information available here.
Energy and Climate Change Conference January 27-29, 2015
The National Council for Science and the Environment has organized the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change. The conference will take place in Washington DC. Scientists, engineers, businesspeople, and professionals from government and policy will be in attendance to discuss solutions, partnerships, and initiatives to transition to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system as a response to climate change. Registration details will be available soon.
16th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration December 12-13, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina
Among the topics covered, the conference will highlight the use of shellfish restoration to address challenges and opportunities related to coastal development including climate change and ocean acidification. More information can be found here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
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Student scholarship to attend the 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Florida May 10-15, 2014. Open to graduate students and undergrads. Applications accepted January 19-February 27, 2015. More information available here.
State Climatologist at Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Amherst Massachusetts. Application deadline December 16, 2014. Click here for more info.
Programme Officer at UN Climate Resilience Programme. New York City. . Application deadline December 25, 2014. Click here for more info.
Climate Change Specialist with Engility Corporation. Alexandria, Virginia. Deadline to be announced. Click here for more info.
MS or PhD openings at Lehigh University in Earth & Environmental Sciences Department studying the role of climate disasters such as floods and droughts on food supply and resulting societal response throughout human history. Deadline January 1, 2015. Click here for more info.
Associate Professor Position, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Application due January 31, 2015. Click here for more info.
Science Writer position with I.M. Systems Group to support NOAA’s National Satellite and Information Service. Silver Spring, MD. Application due ASAP. More info here.
Drawdown Fellowship Program for current master’s and PhD candidates and those who hold such a degree already working on pragmatic solutions to the climate crisis. Application deadlines are as follows:
Round 1 - 12/12/2014
Round 2 - 01/10/2015 (All junior fellowships applications)
Round 3 - 02/15/2015 (All research fellowship applications)
Valuation Economist, I.M. Systems Group Inc., a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Silver Spring, MD. More information and to apply click here. Open until filled.
Assistant or Associate Professor in Geography tenure-track/tenure appointment beginning Fall 2015, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Applications due January 14, 2015. More info here.
Summer 2015 Undergraduate fellowships in atmospheric modeling North Carolina A&T State University. Apply by April 1, 2015. More information and application here.
Ph.D. positions in Atmospheric Physics and Climate Change at UCLA. Apply by December 10, 2014. For more information email Professor Jasper Kok at jfkok(at)ucla.edu. Click here for information about the lab.
Research Geologist at U.S. Geological Survey. Apply by December 11, 2014. More information and application here.
Assistant Professor of Climate Change Policy at University of California, Davis. Apply by January 9, 2015 to ensure full consideration.
Ph.D. Student Position at Rutgers University in modeling of the climate response to volcanic eruptions. Apply by January 15, 2015. More details and application here.
Climate Central Job Postings
EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. The funding will focus on proposals supporting community-based preparedness and community climate resiliency efforts. Application due Januar 9, 2015. More information here.
Postdoctoral Scientist Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research. Females strongly encouraged to apply. Send application including CV and 2 references to Dr. Kerstin Schepanski to schepanski (at) tropos.de by December 20, 2014.
Researcher position at Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climaticiocean modelling and data assimilation. Deadline December 7, 2014. More information here.
Postdoc and PhD student positions for Horizon 2020 project at University of Hamburg, Germany. Deadline December 31, 2014. Postdoc information here and PhD information here.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO Land and Water Flagship in Australia. Application due November 30, 2014. More information here.
Graduate Student Positions for climate change research at Simon Fraser University. Open to students of all scientific backgrounds. Application due December 5, 2014. Send CV, personal statement including research experience and future research interests, informal transcripts, and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references to Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld kzickfel (at) sfu.ca. Also apply by January 22, 2015 for the graduate program here.
Coastal Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Specialist position with the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute. Deadline to be announced. More information here.
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program accepting funding applications from public or private entities. Webinar for potential applicants November 18, 2014. Application deadline February 2, 2014.
Seven PhD Fellowships in energy and climate research at the University of Bochum in Germany. Details here. Applications accepted until December 5, 2014.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) environmental health internship for undergraduates. Application deadline February 11, 2015. More information here.
New Jersey Future seeks an entry level Planning and Policy Associate with an emphasis on its Urban Waters Initiative. More information here.
Columbia University and The Earth Institute Dean's Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship. Full tuition grant in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Apply by January 15, 2015. For more information and how to apply click here.
Arizona State University seeks two tenure-track faculty members in atmospheric sciences and climate. Application review starts December 10, 2014. Click here for more information and to apply.
Postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric physics at Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab) at the Universidade de Vigo. Position is open starting immediately. Click here for more information.
Scientific Programmer in Climate Modeling at Center for Climate Systems Modeling in Zurich to start in January 2015. Applications are under review immediately. Click here for more information.
Newcastle University seeks three research assistants to help understand the nature and drivers of global precipitation extremes and change on societally relevant timescales. Applications due as soon as possible. Click here for more information. .
University of Washington seeks candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions; oceanography and aquatic and fishery sciences. Apply by December 15th, 2014. More information about how to apply here.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia. Applications due November 12, 2014. More information here.
CSIRO's Office of the Chief Executive in Australia has postdoctoral fellowships to study tropic variability in global warming. Open until filled. More information here.
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Scientist/Postdoc application due November 15, 2014. More information here.
University of Reading, Department of Meteorology Research Scientist. Applications due November 19, 2014. More information here.
University of Auckland, New Zealand PhD fellow opening to investigate tropical atmospheric variability on diurnal to intraseasonal scales. Applicants need to meet the requirements of the PhD program. For information about applying, contact Gilles Bellon at gilles.bellon (at) auckland.ac.nz.
Amazonas State Research Foundation (FAPEAM) and Brazil’s National Institute for Amazonia Research (INPA) Postdoctoral Researcher in Tropical Ecosystem Modeling. Applicants should apply by sending an email to contato.labterra (at) gmail.com before November 28, 2014. More information here.
Postdoctoral Position in Soil Moisture Remote Sensing, Columbia University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hydrology, atmospheric sciences or in a related field and an interest in working with observational data. Applications due November 17, 2014. Please send a CV and publication record along with a short research statement to Pierre Gentine pg2328(at)columbia.edu
PhD position at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland. MSc in climate science, environmental sciences, geography, or similar, with a strong background in geophysical processes and environmental statistics. Review of applications starts on January 4, 2015. Informal enquiries should be made and applications should be sent to: Raphael Neukom: neukom(at)giub.unibe.ch
Arctic Fluxes Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Apply here. Deadline to be announced.
Two Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Climate Science positions in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Applications due December 1, 2014. More information and application here.
Postdoctoral fellow at Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Apply here. Deadline to be announced.
Research fellow (PhD candidate) in atmospheric dynamics and climate modeling at University of Bergen. Apply here. Application due November 14, 2014.
Climate Change Oceanographer. The University of Southern Mississippi. Applications due December 8, 2014. More information here.
Postdoctoral position in climate dynamics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and to apply contact Dr. Toshi Shinoda toshiaki.shinoda(a)tamucc.edu. To apply, email a CV, statement of research interest, and names and email of at least three references.
Assistant Professor position atmospheric sciences at University of Virginia. Applications due December 1, 2014. Apply here.
Global Resilience Challenge to improve building resilience in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and Southeast Asia. Guidelines here. Applications due November 21, 2014. Contact challenge (at) globalresiliencepartnership.org for more information or click here.
EPA accepting applications for P3 grant program
Solve an environmental challenge through the EPA's P3 - People, Prosperity, and the Planet – Program, a unique college competition for a sustainable future. Graduates and undergraduates can apply by December 16 here.
Assistant Professor at Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley. Recruitment period through November 12, 2014. More information and application here.
University of Missouri-Columbia seeks students interested in completing a PhD in Atmospheric Science starting in 2015. Graduate Research Assistantship is available and supported by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Track I award. Applicants must possess (or expect to possess by spring 2015) a master's degree in atmospheric science, geographical science, earth science, or a related field. To apply, send by email unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a brief personal statement that highlights skills relevant to the position as described above and includes recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL scores (international students only), and professional goals to Dr. Bohumil Svoma, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, svomab (at) missouri (dot) edu.
Tenure-track faculty position in global climate modeling, earth systems modeling, global biogeochemical modeling at the University of Rochester, New York.. Application review starts December 20, 2014 and continues until the position fills. Click here to apply.
The NJDEP Division of Coastal and Land Use Planning seeks local entities for grant opportunity regarding technical and compliance assistance for the design and construction of ecologically based mitigation strategies. Proposals are due November 14, 2014. Click here for more information.
Assistant Professor positions: Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University for 2015-16 academic year. Questions, contact: Dr. Mike Baldwin baldwin (at) purdue.edu. Submit cover letter; cv; statement of research, teaching experience and interests; and contact information for three references https://hiring.science.purdue.edu Application review begins November 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Climate Access Internship available for graduate students; more details here.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.
Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.
Purdue Postdoctoral Research Assistant to research the portrayal of climate change in agricultural media and farmers' willingness to adapt conservation practices given increased climate variability. Available immediately; must be filled by January 1, 2015. Email letter of interest, CV and contact info for three references to Dr. Prokopy at lprokopy (at) purdue.edu. More information here.
Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI will support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and includes $25,000 direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Fellowships available as early as Fall 2014.
Climate Funding Opportunities compiled by NOAA and MN Sea Grant. Deadlines vary by grants. To access the list click here and click on the black "download PDF."
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Rich Lutz who was selected to receive the 2015 prestigious NOGI award in Sciences from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Shantenu Jha, principal investigator of an award for $499,916 for a project titled Radical Cybertools: Simple, Scalable and Sustainable Tools for Science, supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Professor Jha here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Patricia Findley, for an award totaling $88,080. The project, titled Sandy: The New Jersey Behavioral Health Response, is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More about Professor Findley here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Enrique Curchitser who received an $800,000 National Science Foundation award for a project titled Regional Decadal Predictions of Coupled Climate-Human. Learn more about Professor Curchitser here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Mark Robson for receiving the New Jersey Public Health Award! Read more about Professor Robson’s accomplishment here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Tom Rudel for winning the 2014 Gerald L. Young Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology. Read more about Professor Rudel's book and the award here.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Benjamin Justice, associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration,Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been awarded the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Mark Miller who was appointed as director of the new Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (IEOAS)!
RCI Affiliates Mark G. Robson and Alan Robock Receive Awards for Outstanding Service
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Mark G. Robson for receiving the Sullivan Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA).Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Alan Robock for receiving the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society for “highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences.” Read about the awards to Dr. Robson and Dr. Robock here.
RCI Affiliate Malin Pinsky Receives $1.1 Million Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an NJ Sea Grant Award
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Malin Pinsky for his NSF award to study how climate change and fishery practices will affect summer flounder and hake populations in the Northeast. Read about it here. Dr. Pinsky also won an NJ Sea Grant Award to study genetic monitoring to improve fish stock assessments.
RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp Receives NJ Sea Grant Award
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp for receiving a NJ Sea Grant Award to study the development of historically-calibrated sea level rise projections for risk management along the New Jersey Shore.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Paul Falkowski, of the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences for receiving a $1,394,073 National Science Foundation award for the project Ocean Acidification.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Alan Robock, winner of the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society which is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences. Congratulations also to Professor Robock on his $758,938 award as the principal investigator of the project, Decadal Prediction Following Volcanic Eruptions, supported by the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to the following RCI Affiliates for their recent grant awards!
Ben Horton. Heterogenous rupture of great Cascadia earthquakes inferred from coastal subsidence estimates. NSF $129,503
Ben Horton, Microfossil, sedimentary and geochemical analyses of inferred tsunami deposits, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Earth Observatory of Singapore, $32,289
Paul Falkowski . Mechanisms of coral mineralization. NSF $1,393,973
Oscar Schofield. Climate driven impacts on marine ecology, biogeochemistry and carbon cycles of the WAP. WHOI $70,468
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Professor Enrique Curchitser, who was named the U.S. Academic Delegate to International Marine Science Organization. Read about Professor Curchitser and his appointment here.
Congratulations to RCI Co-director Professor Anthony Broccoli who in July 2014 became Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Rutgers faculty and students on coastal geomorphology, climate change, and sea level rise:
Congratulations to RCI affiliate Michael Kennish, lead editor and a contributing author for a special issue of the journal Estuaries and Coasts. The special issue covers "Drivers of Change in Shallow Coastal Photic Systems."
RCI affiliate and Rutgers allergist Leonard Bielory, a researcher focused on the long-term effects of climate change on allergic airway disease, expects an increase in the release of tree pollen this spring, which may produce an intense pollen season for allergy sufferers. Read more about his work at the SEBS Newsroom and NorthJersey.com.
State climatologist and RCI affiliate Dave Robinson was interviewed about this year's winter conditions. How does this winter compare to past years? Listen here.
The jet-stream has increasingly taken a longer, meandering path, leading to weather that becomes "stuck" on an area for an extended period. According to RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis, this extreme weather in the middle latitudes could be due to a warming Arctic, but it's too soon to tell for certain. Read more here.
Listen to RCI Affiliate, Michael Kennish on flood threats in Bayside Communities.
"Anthony Broccoli, co-director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, said January was in the top 20 coldest months in over 100 years, but there have been colder winters." Read more here.
Bitter cold may kill off beetles tearing through Pine Barrens, but RCI affiliate and Geography professor David Robinson maintains that a long-term warming climate will make it more difficult to thwart the beetle. Read more here.
Jennifer Francis, RCI Affiliate and IMCS professor, discusses the polar vortex and how it relates to our weather patterns. Read more here.
Listen to what RU Students are saying about climate change.
RCI Affiliate Malin Pinsky, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, published a study connecting differences in climate velocity—the rate and direction that climate shifts across the landscape—to observed species shifts. Click here for more information.
A recent study by RCI Affiliate Yair Rosenthal, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, reconstructs Pacific Ocean heat content over the past 10,000 years, showing that intermediate waters of the Pacific Ocean are absorbing heat 15 times faster over the past 60 years than in the past 10,000. Read more here.
RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis co-authored a study linking Arctic sea ice to shifting weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere's mid-latitudes. Learn more about the emerging research on Arctic and mid-latitude linkages here.
RCI Affiliates Ken Miller, Robert Kopp, Ben Horton, and James Browning of Rutgers University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences project New Jersey sea level rise 11 to 15 inches higher than the global average for next century. Read more about the analysis here. Read the highlight in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.
RCI Affiliate Ben Horton elicited sea level rise projections from 90 experts in the field. The future sea-level rise ranges provided by the experts are on average higher than those of the IPCC 5th assessment. Read more here.
Watch RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp and other experts discuss local and global impacts of climate change from the 5th IPCC Report.
Learn about the effects of dunes, development, storms, and sea level rise along Barnegat Bay in this Q&A and video clip interview with RCI Affiliate, Rutgers Professor Emeritus, Norbert Psuty.
Listen to Anthony Broccoli, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Co-Director of RCI, speaking about historical climate trends, says that with the changing weather and development patterns in the region "the past cannot be used to predict the future."
Watch this video clip of the boat shed at the Rutgers University Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Port Norris, NJ from October 2013. Lab Director, Professor David Bushek notes, "This is the height of a typical fall (October or November) spring tide. When built over 100 years ago, the permit to build was 1 foot above high tide. It rarely flooded when I was a grad student in early 1990s. The surge from Hurricane Sandy was at least three feet higher than shown here."
See how RCI affiliate Lisa Auermuller, Watershed Coordinator for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve is helping citizens understand sea level rise with tools developed by RCI affiliate Richard Lathrop, Director Rutgers Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis. Watch here.
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