Newswise — Several expert faculty members at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are available to discuss developments at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen this week and next. They are:
• Dr. Charles A. Hall ; Dr. Hall is a professor in the ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology. He is a systems ecologist and expert on economics and energy, and he has done studies in the area of climate change.
• Myrna H. Hall ; Myrna Hall is an assistant professor in ESF’s Department of Environmental Studies and coordinator of the ESF Urban Environmental Science minor. Her research includes integrating simulation modeling and geographic information systems to study the interaction of humans and their environment.
• Dr. Robert W. Malmsheimer ; Dr. Malmsheimer is an associate professor in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. He can discuss forestry offsets under a cap-and-trade system, the ways forests can mitigate or sequester greenhouse gas emissions and how forests will be affected by climate change.
• Dr. Jack Manno : Dr. Manno is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies. His research interests include sustainability theory and practice and science and policy decision-making.
• Dr. Myron Mitchell ; Dr. Mitchell is Distinguished Professor and director of the Council on Hydrologic Systems Science. He is involved in research that studies how climate affects biogeochemical processes in watersheds with a particular focus on the winter. He is also participating in the American Geophysical Union’s effort to provide information to the media about the climate change issue.
• Dr. David Sonnenfeld : Dr. Sonnenfeld is a professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Studies. His research interests include environmental sociology, politics and policy, and development and sustainability. He can discuss, in particular, climate governance with respect to developing countries, including China, India, and others.
• Dr. Richard Smardon : Dr. Smardon is a professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and has done research in the areas of public participation and decision-making, sustainable development and energy sustainability planning.
• Dr. Edwin H. White ; Dr. White is director of the SUNY Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy, a university-wide clearing house for innovations in the area of energy.