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Wildfire, Climate Change

I balance cutting-edge fieldwork with analysis of global ecological data to examine how human changes to fire patterns are encouraging forest-savanna transitions, degrading ecosystems and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Together with an international community of collaborators, I work across disciplines and scales—from individual organisms to entire ecosystems.

Climate Change, Global Warming, Environmental Science

Paleoclimate expert Morgan Schaller, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studies the history of the Earth system and changes in the climate over long timescales. In recent research published in Science, Schaller identified an extraterrestrial impact as the likely trigger for the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago. The PETM is considered an analog to global warming today. 

Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Envionment, epa regulations

David Vogel is the Solomon Lee Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Ethics at Berkeley Haas and Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He has written extensively on both environmental management and government regulation.

His latest book “California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader” (Princeton University Press, 2018) is the first comprehensive history of California’s leadership and innovation in environmental regulation. Other books include: “The Politics of Precaution: Regulating, Health, Safety and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States” (Princeton University Press, 2012); “Global Challenges in Responsible Business” (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and “The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility” (Brookings, 2005).

Since 1982, Vogel has served as editor of Berkeley Haas management journal, The California Management Review. He has taught classes and lectured on environment management in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 2017, he received the Elinor Ostrom Award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the study of environmental policy. 

Environment, Climate Change, Law, Clean Air Act, Air Pollution

Janet McCabe is director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University and a professor of practice at the IU McKinney School of Law.

From July 2013 to January 2017, McCabe was the acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be assistant administrator of that office. She joined EPA in November 2009, serving as the principal deputy to the assistant administrator of OAR. 

Prior to joining EPA, McCabe was executive director of Improving Kids’ Environment, Inc., a children’s environmental health advocacy organization based in Indianapolis, Ind., and was an adjunct faculty member at the IU School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, and at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. From 1993 to 2005, she held several leadership positions in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Quality and was the office’s assistant commissioner from 1998 to 2005. 

Before coming to Indiana in 1993, McCabe served as assistant attorney general for environmental protection for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and assistant secretary for Environmental Impact Review. McCabe grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Harvard College in 1980 and Harvard Law School in 1983.

Environent, Environmental Economics, environmental economist, climate change action, China Economy, War, Sustainability, Urban Development, 21st century warming, Cities, microeconomics, urban development pollution

Matthew E. Kahn is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of JHU's 21st Century Cities Initiative . He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA. He has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, UCLA and USC. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and the London School of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author (joint with Dora L. Costa) of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). He is also the author of Climatopolis (Basic Books 2010) and Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (joint with Siqi Zheng published by Princeton Press in 2016). He has also published three other Amazon Kindle books on urban economics and microeconomics. His research focuses on urban and environmental economics.

Animal Studies, Sustainability, Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Agriculture, locusts, entromology

Arianne Cease is a sustainability scientist who works to understand how human-plant-insect interactions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems.

A major focus is on locust plagues and phenotypic plasticity in response to agricultural practices in China, Australia, West Africa and South America. She investigates the interactions among human behavior, market forces, and ecological systems in situations in which human decisions to overstock and overgraze rangeland alter plant nutrient content, increasing the likelihood of locust outbreaks. A key goal of her research is to improve sustainable ecosystem management and rural livelihoods.

Cease is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability and the School of Life Sciences. She is also director of ASU’s Global Locust Initiative.

Climate Change, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Ecosystems, urban resilience

Jennifer Vanos studies the effects of atmospheric processes on human health. 
She focuses on human exposures to extreme heat, radiation, and air pollution within urban areas; human heat balance modeling for thermal comfort and heat strain; the influence of microclimatic landscape design on exposures and health outcomes; and how children’s environments affect them, as well as understanding how to support their thermal safety.

Vanos is a member of the Urban Climate Research Center at ASU. She previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego and Texas Tech University. She completed her postdoctoral training at Health Canada and received her PhD from the University of Guelph in Canada.

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