-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Upcoming Events

02.12.2016 | 03:00PM | Seminar Series-John Hasse
02.17.2016 | 09:30AM | Faculty/Staff Meeting
02.19.2016 | 03:00PM | GCP seminar-Shiloh Krupar
02.26.2016 | 03:00PM | Seminar Series-Antina von Schnitzler
03.02.2016 | 09:00AM | MaGrann Conference - "Hazards in Context"
alt David Robinson
State Climatologist


Curriculum Vita: | 1. short | 2. full |
Research Interests:

I am an earth scientist, more specifically a physical geographer and climatologist.  My research interests run the spatial gamut from global to local, with an underlying theme being the development of a better understanding of the climate system.  The majority of my published research has focused on hemispheric and regional snow cover dynamics and interactions of snow cover with other climate elements.  This includes maintaining an internationally-recognized database of Northern Hemisphere snow extent throughout the satellite era http://snowcover.org.  This information is used in our Global Snow Lab's research endeavors, efforts of others, and in our contributions to national and international climate assessments.

As the New Jersey State Climatologist, I conduct research of an applied nature that focuses on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State.  This includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety and commerce http://njclimate.org.  The Office of the NJ State Climatologist also operates one of the most spatially dense observing networks in the nation.  The NJ Weather and Climate Network http://njwx.org provides timely information to decision makers, the research community, and the general public.

Finally, I have served on a number of national committees and occasionally publish on issues related to my interest in the collection and archiving of accurate climatic data.

Education: Ph.D. 1984 Columbia University
M.S. 1981 Columbia University
B.S. 1977 Dickinson College
Students: John Mioduszewski, Asher Siebert

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Kalpana Venkatasubramanian's Research

Kalpurna Venkat's research

Analyzing Climate Change Governmentality, Activism and Adaptations in Gujarat, India

 

My dissertation uses a governmentality lens and Foucauldian discourse analysis to examine the narratives through which climate change discourse, policy and action emerge in Gujarat, India as shaped and produced by state and non-state actors and their potential outcomes for current and future adaptation strategies. more ➤

Geography Knows No Boundaries

 

Geography majors receive a liberal arts education that is an appropriate base for further specialized training in academic disciplines which address environmental and international issues or in related professional fields such as planning and public policy, law, and environmental management. Students are also offered courses in which they learn specific technical skills in spatial data analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, and geographic information systems that are suitable for direct entry employment positions. The Geography Graduate Program encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. The program offers the following degree options: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


SPEAKER SERIES MAGRANN CONFERENCE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

E-KUDOS: A summary of departmental good news

Geography Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon
May 13 12:30pm (save the date)

  • Graduate student Samiah Moustafa awarded a Google Earth Engine Scholarship.
  • Graduate student Maria Alexandra Garcia wins 2015 Community Role Model Award.
  • Professor Åsa Rennermalm's research is featured in a NY Times article "Greenland Is Melting Away".
  • Graduate student Michael Brady awarded a National Science Foundation grant.

    more on announcements ➤

Support RU Geography

    Contact Us

    Department of Geography-Rutgers University
    Lucy Stone Hall
    54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
    Voice  848.445.4103 or 848.445.4107
    Fax  732.445.0006
    Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.