Writers

The writers of the ECCF are a collection of students and early career professionals drawing from an array of expertise in climate change adaptation and the climate  sciences. Many, are current Ph.D. students actively pursuing their research as they look forward and prepare for future careers in the field. Others, are early career professionals and researchers in academia, non-government and government positions. All, share a passion for networking, collaborating and sharing insights with each other and those interested in climate adaptation and the climate sciences.

The ECCF community of writers span a broad spectrum of expertise rooted in the exploration climate adaptation and climate impacts. Many of our writers are affiliated with the Climate Science Centers across the country, conducting work on the regional impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems. We are oceanographers, meteorologists, psychologists, communication specialists, geographers, climatologists, entomologists, astrophysicists, ecologists, and experts in community engagement. Please click to learn more about our writers, their research interests and background. As we are always looking for more voices and perspectives here at ECCF, we invite those interested in writing for the ECCF blog to please contact us info@eccforum.org.

 

Jessica Blackband

Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Interests: communication, decision science, environmental philosophy, environmental policy, science communication, urban planning

 

Alex Bryan

Alex Bryan

Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interests: atmospheric sciences, climate modeling, climate variability, decision-making, management, regional climate modeling, science-management interface, statistical downscaling, vegetation

 

Ethan Coffel

Northeast Climate Science Center, Columbia University
Interests: applied climatology, atmospheric sciences, climate change, climate modeling, extreme weather, global warming

 

Adam Dale

Southeast Climate Science Center, North Carolina State University
Interests: entomology, plant-insect interactions, urban ecology, urban forestry, urban warming

 

Geneva Gray

State Climate Office of North Carolina, Southeast Climate Science Center
Interests: applied climatology, climate change, downscaled climate models, ensemble building, science communication

 

Meaghan Guckian

Meaghan Guckian

Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interests: communication, decision-making, environmental psychology, public perceptions, social science, stakeholder engagement

 

Winslow Hansen

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alaska Climate Science Center Alumni
Interests: ecosystem ecology, hedonic property value modeling, social ecological resilience, spatial analysis, succession, wildfire ecology

 

Toni Klemm

Toni Klemm

South Central Climate Science Center, University of Oklahoma
Interests: agriculture, climate change, climate forecasting, climate variability, communication, science communication

 

Abby Lynch

Abigail (Abby) Lynch

USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Interests: climate change, fish conservation, fisheries, food security, global change, inland fisheries, marine fisheries

 

Ezra Markowitz

Ezra Markowitz

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interests: behavioral science, communication, decision-making, intergenerational stewardship, policy, psychology, public perceptions, social science

 

Liang Ning

Nanjing Normal University, Northeast Climate Science Center Alumni
Interests: applied climatology, climate forecasting, climate modeling, climate predictions, climate variability, hydrology, statistical downscaling

 

Gil Ouellette

South Central CSC, Louisiana State University
Interests: climate change, geochemistry, mass spectrometry, ocean-atmosphere interactions, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology

 

Holly Padgett

USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Interests: climate adaptation, communication, mitigation, organizational development, science communication, urban homesteading, visual communications

 

Lindsey Parkinson

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Interests: climate adaptation, conservation biology, forest ecology, resiliency, wildfire

 

Rosie Records

Rosie Records

Colorado State University
Interests: climate change, nutrient cycling, riparian, river restoration, rivers, water quality, women in STEM

 

Katie Renwick

North Central Climate Science Center, Montana State University
Interests: biogeography, climate impacts, disturbance ecology, science communication, science-management interface, statistical and mechanistic modeling

 

Zachary Schuster

Zachary Schuster

Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interests: decision-making, environmental policy, hydrology, uncertainty, water resource management

 

Michelle Staudinger

Michelle Staudinger

Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Interests: biodiversity, climate impacts, marine ecology

 

Ronda Strauch

Ronda Strauch

Northwest Climate Science Center, University of Washington
Interests: civil engineering, climate adaptation, climate impacts, hydrology, landslides, management, transportation

 

Adam Terando

North Carolina State University, Southeast Climate Science Center
Interests: climate forecasting, climate impacts, climate modeling, climate predictions, uncertainty, urban ecology, vulnerability

 

Lindsey Thurman

Lindsey Thurman

Northwest Climate Science Center, Oregon State University
Interests: amphibian conservation, amphibians, cascade mountain range, climate adaptation, vulnerability

 

Patricia Tillmann

Patricia Tillmann

EnviroIssues
Interests: capacity building, climate adaptation, communication, public engagement, science-management interface

 

Clay Tucker

South Central Climate Science Center, Louisiana State University
Interests: biogeography, climate adaptation, coastal systems ecology, dendrochronology, resiliency

 

Johanna Varner

Johanna Varner

University of Utah
Interests: alpine ecology, citizen science, disturbance ecology, k-12 education, pikas, small mammal behavior

 

Adrienne Wootten

Adrienne Wootten

State Climate Office of North Carolina, Southeast Climate Science Center
Interests: applied climatology, climate modeling, meteorology, statistical analysis, statistical downscaling