Tag: Center for Climate and Life Fellows

May 22nd, 2018|

How Australia Got Planted

A new study has uncovered when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

May 2nd, 2018|

Laia Andreu-Hayles: Exploring Tropical Forests in a Warming World

Tree-ring scientist Laia Andreu-Hayles received funding from the Center for Climate and Life to collect and develop tree-ring records for tropical forests in Bolivia and Peru.

April 22nd, 2018|

Understanding the Arctic: Greenland’s Green Past

Gisela Winckler and Joerg Schaefer, Lamont-Doherty scientists and Center for Climate and Life Fellows, are working to develop a more detailed picture of the past, present, and future of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

February 16th, 2018|

Andrew Robertson: Bridging the Gap Between Weather and Climate

Robertson, a Center for Climate and Life Fellow, is creating a forecasting system that will help societies adapt and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

January 19th, 2018|

Breaking New Ground in Hurricane Modeling

Researchers create first model for hurricane hazard assessment that is both open source and capable of accounting for climate change. They hope the new system will lead to storm risk and hazard assessments for major cities.

January 10th, 2018|

Chia-Ying Lee: Improving Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Chia-Ying Lee is examining how wind field asymmetries and variability impact tropical cyclone risk and how these can be included in risk models.

December 14th, 2017|

Billy D’Andrea: How Can Changing Climate Affect a Civilization?

Center for Climate and Fellow Billy D’Andrea is trying to understand Easter Island’s climate history over the last few thousand years and how communities dealt with past climate change.

December 7th, 2017|

Pratigya Polissar: Understanding Earth’s Geologic History

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Pratigya Polissar is developing new tools to look at the history of plants and ecosystems on Earth over the past 20 million years.

October 26th, 2017|

Improving Science-based Tools for Fire Prediction

During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.

May 19th, 2017|

Photo Essay: Coring Arctic Lakes to Study Vikings

Billy D’Andrea is investigating the relationship between environmental change and characteristics of early settlements in Arctic Norway.

May 8th, 2017|

Study: Overuse of Water Threatens Global Food Supply

A study co-authored by Michael Puma found food security risks for the entire globe hiding in the water use practices of major food producing nations.

April 17th, 2017|

Finding Changing Landscapes Through a Microscope

Pratigya Polissar, a paleoclimatologist and Center for Climate and Life Fellow, talks about his research, and what inspired him to go into his field.

March 29th, 2017|

Crop Irrigation Closely Tied to Groundwater Depletion

Michael J. Puma, a Center for Climate and Life Fellow, discusses his new study on groundwater depletion worldwide and the implications for food security.

March 24th, 2017|

Park Williams Discovers History and Science in a Tree Ring

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Park Williams studies trees and climate. In this video he talks about his research, why it’s important, and what inspires him.

January 22nd, 2016|

Center for Climate & Life Announces 2016 Fellows

One scientist is focusing on food security and climate shocks. The other is exploring the influence of climate change on droughts and wildfires.