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More than 3,400 dissertations have been registered with the DISCCRS and DIALOG programs since their inception in 2002 and 1993 respectively. The combined registry is international in scope, with citizens of more than 85 countries participating to date and nearly 50% of Ph.D.s registered outside the U.S. Demographic information is collected with abstracts, and statistical information is reported on a biennial basis. Use the navigation links in the left-hand margin to register your dissertation, for symposium application instructions, and other program and symposium reports and resources for enhancing interdisciplinary and early-career development.

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Currently the number of dissertation registrations is: 3,477.

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Harris, John B

2012. Predicting and measuring the impacts of climate change and habitat loss on Southeast Asian and Australian birds. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide (Australia), 302 pp

Cochero, Joaquin

2013. Effects of the modification physical-chemical variables associated with global changes on biofilms that inhabit nutrient-rich streams. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), 200 pp

Kavanaugh, Maria T

2012. Dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic ecology and biogeochemistry. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University (United States), 201 pp Website

Shirey, Patrick D

2013. An interdisciplinary approach to inform ecological restoration and environmental policy: Merging ecology, history, and law. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame (United States), 241 pp Website

Wilson, Robert C

2011. Multivariate Retrieval of Carbon Monoxide. Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County (United States), 212 pp

Friedman, Andrew R

2014. The changing interhemispheric temperature difference: mechanisms and impacts. Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley (United States), 77 pp

Pervez, Md Shahriar

2014. Assessing the impacts of climate and land use and land cover change on freshwater availability: Applications in the Ganges and the Brahmaputra river basins. Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University (United States), 214 pp

Moon, Twila A

2014. Greenland outlet glacier behavior during the 21st century: Understanding velocities and environmental factors. Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington Seattle (United States), 130 pp Website

Sun, Ying

2013. Role of mesophyll CO2 diffusion and large-scale disturbances in the interactions between climate and carbon cycles. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin (United States), 202 pp

Vogt, Jessica M

2014. Urban tree planting, tree maintenance, and the success of planted urban trees. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (United States), 157 pp

Praskievicz, Sarah J

2014. A hierarchical modeling approach to simulating the geomorphic response of river systems to climate change. Department of Geography, University of Oregon (United States), 133 pp

Culler, Lauren E

2013. Temperature effects on consumer-resource species interactions: Integrating thermal physiology and community ecology. Biological Sciences, Dartmouth (United States), 145 pp

Hahnenberger, Maura

2014. Dust storms in the eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah (United States), 153 pp Website

Dow, Graham J

2014. The physiological consequences of altering genetic controls in stomatal development of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biology Department, Stanford University (United States), 124 pp

Cohen, Elliot J

2014. The water footprint of urban energy systems: Concepts, methods and applications for assessing electricity supply risk factors. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver (United States), 148 pp

Douglas, Peter M J

2014. Plant-wax isotopes in neotropical lake sediments and their insights into the ancient Maya civilization. Geology and Geophysics, Yale University (United States), 264 pp

Perrone, Debra

2014. Characterizing Water, Food, and Energy Interrelationships. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (United States), 110 pp Website

Fernández, Luis R

2014. Intractabilty dynamics in climate change scientific research and international negotiations. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), 242 pp Website

Alden, Caroline B

2013. Terrestrial Carbon cycle responses to drought and climate stress: New insights using atmospheric observations of CO2 and δ13C. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (United States), 384 pp

Song, Hyojong

2009. Development of the retrospective optimal interpolation and its prototype application to simple models. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University (Korea, South), 125 pp Website

Hettinger, Annaliese

2012. Consequences of global change for early life stages of the Olympia oyster. Ecology, University of California Davis (United States), 137 pp Website

Gallemore, Caleb T

2013. Glocalizing Forests: Transnational Networks and the Geography of Global Climate Policy. Geography, The Ohio State University (United States), 293 pp

Lacher, Iara L

2013. Testing assumptions about the relationship between geographic range and climatic tolerance for narrow and broadly distributed species using in-situ observations, ex-situ experiments, and species distribution modeling. Environmental Science and Policy, University of California at Davis (United States),

Bixler, Patrick

2014. Is there an heir apparent to the crown? A more informed understanding of connectivity and networked environmental governance in the Crown of the Continent. Sociology, Colorado State University (United States), 250 pp

Yocum, Heather M

2013. The price of trees: Producing carbon commodities and conservation in Malawi's protected areas. Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University (United States), 275 pp

Danish, Ahmed H


Morrissey, James W

2011. Mobility in context: Exploring the impact of environmental stress on mobility decisions in northern Ethiopia. International Development, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), 375 pp

Memon, Junaid Alam

2011. Management, Utilization and Status of Mangroves in the Indus River Delta of Pakistan. Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), 183 pp Website

Bring, Arvid

2013. Arctic climate and water change: Information relevance for assessment and adaptation. Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University (Sweden), 84 pp Website

Zelikova, Tamara J

2008. Variation in the effects of ants on seed dispersal and ecosystem processes. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado (United States), 100 pp Website

Pope, Allen J

2013. Multispectral Classification and Reflectance of Glaciers: In situ data collection, satellite data algorithm development, and application in Iceland & Svalbard. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), 146 pp Website

Gaitan Ospina, Carlos F

2013. Comparison of linearly and nonlinearly statistically downscaled atmospheric variables in terms of future climate indices and daily variability. Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia at Vancouver (Canada), 195 pp Website

Blazey, Benjamin A

2012. Snow Cover on the Arctic Sea Ice: Model Validation, Sensitivity, and 21st Century Projections. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (United States), 164 pp

Mueller, Brigitte

2012. Evapotranspiration and terrestrial water storage in the global climate system. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 140 pp Website

Declet-Barreto, Juan

2013. A socio-ecological understanding of extreme heat vulnerability in Maricopa County, Arizona. School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (United States), 156 pp Website

Westervelt, Daniel M

2013. Characterizing the sources of cloud condensation nuclei using a global aerosol modeling approach. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (United States), 175 pp Website

Anderegg, William R L

2013. Physiological pathways and consequences of widespread, climate-induced forest die-off. Department of Biology, Stanford University (United States), 146 pp Website

Becker, Austin

2013. Building seaport resilience for climate change adaptation: Stakeholder perceptions of the problems, impacts, and strategies. Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University (United States), 289 pp Website

Johnson, Nils A

2012. Detailed spatial modeling of coal-based hydrogen infrastructure deployment with carbon capture and storage: Methods, implications, and insights. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (United States), 307 pp

Mueller, Nathaniel D

2013. Agricultural intensification and global environmental change. Natural Resources Science and Management Program, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (United States), 126 pp Website

Djalante, Riyanti

2013. Building resilience to disasters and climate change: pathways for adaptive and integrated disaster resilience in Indonesia. Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (Australia), 400 pp

Pendergrass, Angeline G

2013. The atmospheric energy constraint on precipitation change. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (United States), 134 pp Website

Smoliak, Brian V

2013. Detection and Attribution of Global Surface Air Temperature Change in the Instrumental Record. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington (United States), 190 pp Website

Osano, Philip M

2013. Direct payments to promote biodiversity conservation and the implications for poverty reduction among pastoral communities in East African Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. Geography Department, McGill University (Canada), 305 pp

Bohra-Mishra, Pratikshya

2011. Internal migration in response to disasters and longer term climatic variations. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (United States), 30 pp Website

Baker, Noel C

2013. Improving climate projections through the assessment of model uncertainty and bias in the global water cycle. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University (United States), 140 pp

Laestadius, Linnea

2013. Encouraging reduced meat consumption to mitigate climate change: Toward an understanding of NGO campaign and messaging choices in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden. Department of Health Policy and Management , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (United States), 237 pp

Routhe, Aaron S

2013. Religion’s influence on environmental concern: U.S. evangelicals’ construction of climate change perceptions. Sociology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (United States), 230 pp Website

Beyersdorf, Andreas J

2007. Trace Gas Species in Polar Atmospheres: Ambient and Firn Measurements. Chemistry Department, University of California at Irvine (United States), 203 pp

Panda, Architesh

2013. Climate Induced Vulneraility and Adaptation by Rural Households: A Study of Some Drought Prone Districts In Orissa. Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (India), 330 pp

Waldinger, Maria

2013. The Effects of Climatic Change in the History of Europe. International Development, London School of Economics (United Kingdom), Website

Tsao, Chi-Chung

2012. Assessments of Biofuel Sustainability: Air Pollution and Health Impacts. Environmental Systems, University of California at Merced (United States), 133 pp

Katel, Om Dr


Heintz, Monica B

2011. Rates of aerobic methane oxidation in the waters of the Santa Monica Basin and Alaskan arctic lakes measured with a tritium-based radiotracer technique. Earth Sciences Department, University of California Santa Barbara (United States), 175 pp

Webb, Adrean A

2013. Stokes Drift and Meshless Wave Modeling. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder (United States), 251 pp Website

Markfort, Corey D

2013. Wake Dynamics in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Complex Terrain. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota (United States), 250 pp Website

Dewes, Candida F

2013. Understanding climate impacts on Mexican rainfed maize. Geography Department, University of California at Santa Barbara (United States), 212 pp