Area of Expertise: climate change

Elizabeth Barnes

Barnes’ research focuses on large-scale atmospheric dynamics and their response to climate change.

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Jill Baron

Baron studies ecosystem concepts in management of human-dominated regions, and effects of climate change on mountain ecosystems.

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Michele Betsill

Betsill focuses on global environmental politics and ways in which climate change is governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres.

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Gillian Bowser

A research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Bowser focuses on ecological indicators of climate change, and linkages between changing ecological conditions, local community livelihoods and climate.

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Rich Conant

An ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU, Conant focuses on understanding how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems.

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Steven Fassnacht

Fassnacht focuses on snow hydrology and hydrological modeling, as well as how people perceive snowfall and snow.

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Tom Plant

Plant is a senior policy advisor in the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work explores the causes of global climate change as well as transportation and energy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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A.R. “Ravi” Ravishankara

University Distinguished Professor Ravishankara researches the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and regional air quality.

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Matthew Wallenstein

Wallenstein is a soil microbial ecologist who studies how microbes drive nutrient cycling, soil formation and decomposition, and affect crop health and productivity.

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