Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Climate Change

Companies can greatly benefit from working with experts in the field of Climate Change. These researchers bring a deep understanding of the environmental challenges and can provide valuable insights and solutions. Here are some ways companies can collaborate with academic researchers in Climate Change: 1. Developing sustainable strategies: Climate Change experts can help companies develop and implement sustainable strategies to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate environmental risks. 2. Conducting research and analysis: Researchers can conduct in-depth studies and analysis on the impact of Climate Change on specific industries or regions. This can help companies make informed decisions and adapt their business models. 3. Innovating new technologies: Collaboration with Climate Change researchers can lead to the development of innovative technologies and solutions to address environmental challenges. This can give companies a competitive edge in the market. 4. Providing policy guidance: Academic researchers can provide valuable insights into climate policies and regulations. They can help companies navigate complex environmental regulations and ensure compliance. 5. Educating and training employees: Climate Change experts can provide training and education programs to help companies build a knowledgeable and environmentally conscious workforce. By collaborating with academic researchers in Climate Change, companies can drive innovation, enhance sustainability, and contribute to a greener future.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Climate Change include Dr. Sarah Cavrak, Jonas Nahm, Ryan Howell, Carlos F.M. Coimbra, Konstantinos Tsavdaridis, Ariel Aptekmann, Olya Skulovich, Martin Brauch, Carolyn Waterbury, Dr. Abdussalam Elhanashi, Dr. Gustavo S. Betini, PhD, Deep Jariwala, and Ackley Lane.

Dr. Sarah Cavrak

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Cognitive scientist specializing in conservation and health psychology research
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Climate Change
Other Research Expertise (10)
Conservation
Sustainable Behavior
Wellness
Cognitive Psychology
Decision-Making and Judgment
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About
I am a cognitive scientist who specializes in conservation and health psychology. My career to this point has been an exciting exploration into my passion for understanding the various decision-making processes we undertake each and every day, and the ways in which cognitive mechanisms and implicit and explicit belief systems impact the choices we make. From what we buy to how we cast our votes; and from where we donate our precious dollars to how we interact with the natural world; cognitive processes underlie all of these lifestyle factors and judgments. The decision-making research I’ve conducted over the past decade has been diverse and includes topics like pro-environmental behavior, politics, health and lifestyle wellbeing, and pro-social behavior (charitable donations, volunteerism, activism), among others. My research has been published in several high impact journals (e.g., Memory & Cognition, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Intl. Journal for the Psychology of Religion), and featured in various popular online outlets (e.g., Fox Business News, NerdWallet, Digiday, MedTech Dive). Professional affiliations include: The American Psychological Association, The Society for Consumer Psychology, and the Association for Psychological Science.

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Jonas Nahm

Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment at Johns Hopkins University
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About
I am an Associate Professor at the [Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)](https://www.sais.jhu.edu/) in Washington, DC. My research interests lie in comparative political economy, at the intersection of climate policy, environmental politics, and economic and industrial policy. Clean energy transitions—the move away from fossil fuels for instance through the use of renewable energy and the electrification of the global auto sector—are changing domestic and international politics in real time. Against this background, my research uses the analytical tools of political science to examine what drives such state responses to climate change and to identify political obstacles to government attempts to decarbonize domestic economies. Specifically, my work builds on insights from comparative politics and comparative political economy to study how economic coalitions—and the actions of firms in particular—structure the dynamics of clean energy transitions. At the same time, my research takes advantage of such transitions as especially useful laboratories to build and refine theory, as they bring together rapid technological change, interest group conflict between emerging industries and legacy sectors, and degrees of state intervention in the economy rarely witnessed outside of the context of late industrialization.  My research agenda now spans three separate but interrelated strands: (a) green industrial policy and the drivers of the division of labor in the global economy, (b) sources of state capacity to overcome external opposition to clean energy transitions and climate policy, and (c) the political economy of green growth. My book *[Collaborative Advantage: Forging Green Industries in the New Global Economy](http://www.jonasnahm.com/book.html)* (Oxford University Press 2021) examines the development of the wind and solar industries, two historically important sectors that have long been the target of ambitious public policy.

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Olya Skulovich

New York, New York, United States of America
Earth and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student at Columbia University
Most Relevant Research Expertise
climate change
Other Research Expertise (13)
Soil moisture
Land-Atmosphere interaction
ML
carbon cycle modeling
Water Science and Technology
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About
My name is Olya (Ola) Skulovich, I am near completion of my Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. During my Ph.D. program, I worked with remote sensing data and utilized machine learning to create long-term consistent soil moisture and vegetation optical depth datasets. In particular, my work included analyzing, regridding, and deseasonalizing remote sensing data from SMAP, SMOS, AMSR-E, and AMSR-2 satellite missions to prepare the data for machine learning. On the methodological side, I developed, tested, and fine-tuned Deep and Convolutional neural networks and built a unique transfer learning training scheme to merge the patched remote sensing data into a consistent dataset. The soil moisture dataset and the corresponding paper (Scientific Data – Nature family journal, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02053-x ) have been published. The soil moisture dataset is the only consistent quality dataset available globally, covering 18 years, explicitly targeting soil moisture extremes and anomalies. The vegetation optical depth dataset is the only L-band dataset that spawns back to 2002. After developing the datasets, my research was focused on analyzing trends and variability of soil moisture, including spatiotemporal statistical analysis and identifying regions of different dynamics.  A part of my research was dedicated to modifying and analyzing the process-based carbon cycle model (CARDAMOM). It is a model that simulates carbon fluxes and pools by assimilating data using the Metropolis-Hastings Markov chain Monte Carlo method. My part of the project included developing two new model modules for assimilating solar-induced fluorescence and vegetation optical depth data, including developing model formulation, incorporating the modules in the main model (C and Python), adjusting model uncertainties, likelihood functions, and ecological dynamical constraints, as well as analyzing the updated model’s performance, information content effect, effect on constraining respiration flux and carbon pools. In addition to that, I participated as a collaborator in several research projects investigating the effects of soil moisture and land-atmosphere feedback on European and Siberian droughts and the spatiotemporal relationship between soil moisture dynamics and vegetation productivity.  I presented the results of my research at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meetings in 2020, 2022, and 2023, the USMILE Kickoff Meeting 2020, USMILE Meeting 2022, and LEMONTREE Science Meeting: Soil Moisture Stress 2023. I take pride in building a compelling story from scientific findings and enjoy communicating my research to various stakeholders, creating captivating presentations, and engaging public speaking.

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Ackley Lane

Marine science, adaptation, and climate change.
Most Relevant Research Expertise
climate change
Other Research Expertise (12)
larval ecology
adaptation
acclimation
ocean acidification
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
And 7 more
About
Ackley Lane is a highly knowledgeable and experienced marine biologist with a passion for understanding and protecting the ocean and its inhabitants. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from a prestigious university in 2009, where he excelled in his studies and developed a deep understanding of marine life and ecosystems. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ackley continued his education by pursuing a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the University of Hong Kong. During his time at the university, he conducted groundbreaking research on the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying polycheates, which has been published in several scientific journals. In 2015, Ackley joined the Swire Institute of Marine Science as a research assistant, where he has been able to apply her knowledge and expertise to various projects related to marine conservation and sustainability. His contributions to the institute have been invaluable, and he has become a respected and sought-after expert in his field. Outside of his work, Ackley is an avid swimmer and enjoys exploring the underwater world in his free time. He is also a dedicated advocate for ocean conservation and often volunteers his time to educate others about the importance of protecting our oceans. Overall, Ackley Lane is a talented and dedicated scientist who is committed to making a positive impact on the marine environment through his research and advocacy efforts.

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Example Climate Change projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Climate Change?

Assessing Climate Change risks in the agriculture industry

An academic researcher can assess the risks and vulnerabilities of the agriculture industry to Climate Change. This can help companies in the sector develop adaptation strategies, optimize resource allocation, and ensure food security.

Developing renewable energy solutions

Collaborating with a Climate Change expert can lead to the development of renewable energy solutions. Companies can leverage this expertise to transition to clean energy sources, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and contribute to a sustainable future.

Designing sustainable supply chain systems

Climate Change researchers can help companies design sustainable supply chain systems. This includes optimizing transportation routes, reducing emissions, and promoting responsible sourcing practices.

Assessing the impact of Climate Change on tourism

An academic researcher can analyze the impact of Climate Change on the tourism industry. This can help companies in the sector develop strategies to mitigate risks, protect natural resources, and promote sustainable tourism practices.

Creating climate resilience plans for coastal cities

Collaborating with a Climate Change expert can help companies and governments develop climate resilience plans for coastal cities. This includes assessing vulnerabilities, implementing adaptation measures, and protecting infrastructure from rising sea levels.