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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

George Bonner

Director, North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program

Jared Bowden

Senior Research Scholar

Lucy Bradley (she/her)

Extension Specialist, Consumer & Community Horticulture

Ed Breitschwerdt

Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Jean Goodwin

SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric & Technical Communication

Ruoying He

Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor

Aranzazu Lascurain

Assistant University Director/SE Climate Science Center

Ross Meentemeyer

Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics

Robert Mera

Lecturer and Program Coordinator

Katie Mosher

Assistant Director /Communications

Gloria Putnam

Coastal Resources and Communities Specialist

Walter Robinson

Professor & Co-director Climate Change & Society Program

Erin Seekamp PhD

Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

Eli Typhina

Assistant Director of the Environmental Sciences Program

Walt Wolfram

William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor