YCEI Postdoctoral Research


Northeast Region Climate Change Assessment for the Next 100 years: Impacts, Mitigation, and Adaptation

Srinath Krishnan Department of Geology and Geophysics 2014-2016
Srinath’s post-doctoral research is focused on producing stakeholder-specific high-resolution climate projections for the New England region. He received his B.E. degree in Computer Science from University of Madras, India in 2004 and M.S. in Atmospheric Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2007. During his Ph.D. at...

Macroecology, biogeography and gobal change ecoogy

Marta Jarzyna Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2014-2016

My research interests lie in the field of macroecology, biogeography, global change ecology, and biodiversity conservation. I received an M.S. degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, an M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. At Michigan State, my research primarily focused on...

Urban Heat Island Effects and Heat-Related Mortality: The Role of Land-Based Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

Kevin Lane Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies 2014-2016

Kevin studied biology as an undergraduate, earned a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and combined the two interests with a Ph.D. in Environmental health from Boston University.  He has published extensively on the subject of fine particulate pollution and its health effects on exposed populations, with a special...

Using multidisciplinary complex systems methodologies to better understand the linkages between water, health and climate change in developing countries.

Jonathan Mellor Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering 2013-2015

Jonathan Mellor uses multidisciplinary complex systems methodologies to better understand the linkages between water and health in developing world countries.  A Virginia native, he took this approach for his doctoral research working under Prof. James Smith at the University of Virginia to better understand how household drinking water...

Studying the ecological roles of top predators and the impacts of climate change on predator-prey interactions and ecosystem dynamics

Adam Rosenblatt Forestry and Environmental Studies 2013-2015

I study the effects of climate change on animals, the interactions they have with each other and plants, and the cascading impacts of climate change on humans and how we live. This research is important because the climate is changing rapidly and we need to understand how ecosystems will respond so that we can adapt to the new...

Linking global species distributions and remote sensing data for climate change research

Adam Wilson Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2012-2014

Global insights into the magnitude of the biotic response to climatic change are desperately needed. It is therefore imperative to make full use of all available biodiversity distribution data over the broadest possible spatial and temporal extents. Earlier efforts at linking climate variability and changes to biological responses suffer from a...

Studying interaction of atmospheric dynamics and surface dryness in the subtropics

Xavier Levine Department of Geology and Geophysics 2012-2014

Dry regions, where evaporation and evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation in the annual mean, cover about 40% of Earth’s land surface and affect the livelihood of nearly 2 billion people, primarily in developing countries. Drought intensity and frequency may have increased in many dry zones of the subtropics over the past 30 years, and...