Symposium Mentors & Selected Presentations

Following is a list of presentations from interdisciplinary Mentors, Federal Agency Representatives and Professional Trainers from past DISCCRS symposia. The links below were compiled in order to make these valuable resources available to the broader community.

DISCCRS VIII

Mentors

Robert Corell, Principal, Global Environment Technology Foundation

William D'Andrea, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Katharine Hayhoe, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University

Andrew Keeler, Professor, Department of Economics, East Carolina University, and Head, Coastal Public Policy and Sustainability Program, UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Kate Larsen, Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Jennifer Marlon, Associate Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Jorge Ramirez, Professor, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

Steve Running, Regents Professor/Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana

Ajit Subramaniam, Program Director, Marine Microbiology Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Petra Tschakert, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University

Communication & Facilitation Mentors

John Calderazzo, Professor, Department of English, Colorado State University

SueEllen Campbell, Professor, Department of English, Colorado State University

Robert Henson, Writer/Editor/Media Relations Associate, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Christina Olex, The Point

Selected Presentations

 

DISCCRS VII

Mentors

Paul Bodnar, U.S. Lead Negotiator for Climate Finance, U.S. Department of State

John C. Chiang, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Stephanie E. Hampton, Deputy Director, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bruce A. McCarl, Regents Professor and University Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

Adina Paytan, Research Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Steve Running, Regents Professor/Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana

Sarah Strauss, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming

Communication & Facilitation Mentors

John Calderazzo, Professor, Department of English, Colorado State University

SueEllen Campbell, Professor, Department of English, Colorado State University

Christina Olex, The Point

Funding Agency Representatives

William Y.B. Chang, Regional Coordinator, East Asia and Pacific Region, NSF

Alan J. Tessier, Program Director, Population and Community Ecology Cluster, NSF

Additional Materials

  • NASA Overview (pdf) by Ming-Ying Wei, Program Director, New Investigator Program, NASA
  • NSF Overview (pdf) by C. Susan Weiler, DISCCRS Co-PI and former NSF Program Director (Geosciences Directorate)
 

DISCCRS VI

Mentors

Simon D. Donner, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

Maria Carmen Lemos, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Amy Luers, Climate Change Group, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Ronald B. Mitchell, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

Richard D. Morgenstern, Resources for the Future

Terry L. Root, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Richard C. J. Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego

Communication & Facilitation Mentors

Christina Olex, The Point


DISCCRS V

Mentors

Julia E. Cole, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona

  • Presentation not available

Susan A. Crate, Environmental Policy and Social Sciences, George Mason University

  • Presentation not available

Ronald B. Mitchell, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

Jonathan T. Overpeck, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona

David A. Randall, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Billie L. Turner II, Environment and Society, Arizona State University

Michael A. White, Climate Sciences Editor, Nature

Communication and Team Mentors

Susan J. Hassol, Climate Communication

Christina N. Olex, Professional Trainer, The Point 

Funding Agency Representatives

Robert E. O'Connor, Program Director, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, NSF

Robert "Buck" Sanford,Jr., Program Director, Biosciences Directorate, NSF

Ming-Ying Wei, Science Mission Directorate, NASA

C. Susan Weiler, Program Director, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, NSF


DISCCRS IV

Mentors

John J. Bates, Division Chief, Remote Sensing Applications, NCDC/ NOAA
Robert B. Cialdini, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University
Kristina A. Dahl, Rutgers University
Dale Jamieson, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University
Ann P. Kinzig, School of Life Sciences & School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Charles Perrings, Department of Environmental Economics, Arizona State University
Brent L. Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University
Christopher J. Still, Department of Geography, UC-Santa Barbara 

Communication and Team Trainers

Bud Ward, Editor, Yale University Forum on Climate Change and the Media

Christina N. Olex, Professional Trainer, The Point 

Funding Agency Representatives

Robert E. O'Connor, Program Director for Decision, Risk and Management Sciences, National Science Foundation


DISCCRS III

Mentors

Stephen H. Schneider, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Terry L. Root, Center for Environmental Science & Policy, Stanford University
Charles D. Kolstad, Department of Environmental Economics, Bren School, U.C. Santa Barbara
Kenneth H. Broad, Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Susanne C. Moser, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Communication and Team Trainers

Christina N. Olex, Professional Trainer, The Point 

Funding Agency Representatives

Herman B. Zimmerman, National Science Foundation (retired) 


DISCCRS II

Mentors

Jorge L. Sarmiento, Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University
Edward L. Miles, Professor of Marine & Public Affairs, University of Washington
Lisa Dilling, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
Leigh S. Raymond, Associate Professor of Political Science, Purdue University
Pamela A. Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Communication and Team Trainers

Ashley Simons, Communications Consultant, SeaWeb

Jane Kay, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Monty Schmitt, Water Resources Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Christina N. Olex, Professional Trainer, The Point 

Funding Agency Representatives

Patrick L. Brezonik, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
(Program Director for Environmental Engineering at NSF at the time)


DISCCRS I

Mentors

Jerry D. Mahlman, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Ronald B. Mitchell, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Communication and Team Trainers

Ashley Simons, Communications Consultant, SeaWeb

Christina N. Olex, Professional Trainer, The Point 

Funding Agency Representatives

Fae L. Korsmo, Staff Associate, Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation