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Theme 4: Coupled human and natural systems

coupled human and natural systems

Deep integration of human and natural systems that incorporates climate change scenarios is essential for sustainability. Monitoring, modeling, prediction, visualization, and scenario planning innovations at multiple scales and over the long term are widespread across the campus. These include, but are not limited to innovative interventions for flood mitigation and adaptation and novel engineering and design standards that support communities and the environment, including new approaches to infrastructure.

Faculty and staff working on Theme 4

Mary Watzin

Dean and Professor Emeritus

Jared Bowden

Senior Research Scholar

Lucy Bradley

Professor and Extension Specialist Consumer and Community Horticulture

Michael Burchell II

Professor and Dept. Extension Leader

Jean Goodwin

SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric & Technical Communication

Ruoying He

Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor

Robert Mera

Program Coordinator and Lecturer

Amy Sawyers-Williams

Manager of Arts Outreach and Engagement

Robert Scheller

Assoc Dean – Natural Resources

Erin Seekamp

Goodnight Distinguished Professor, Director Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

Eli Typhina

Assistant Director of the Environmental Sciences Program