Energy Research at the University of Washington

Climate Impacts

How climate change will alter our planet and our society

Stephen Gardiner

Energy Research Area: Ethical dimensions of environmental policy, especially climate change, precaution and risk, geoengineering, and nuclear energy.

Record last updated on September 21st 2012 PDT.

Jihui Yang

Energy Research Area: Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Record last updated on October 24th 2011 PDT.

Jonathan D. Posner

Energy Research Area: Our research focuses on electrochemical energy storage technology that enables intermittent renewable energy generation such as solar and wind power.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

L. Monika Moskal

Energy Research Area: Feedstock assessment with remote sensing

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Rose Ann Cattolico

Energy Research Area: Biochemical, molecular and ecological analysis of phototosynthetic algae. Emphasis on chloroplast evolution, photosynthetic processes, and harmful algal bloom formation, population diversity, lipid biogenesis and biofuel production.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Daniel Schindler

Energy Research Area: Aquatic ecosystem dynamics

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Katharine W. Huntington

Energy Research Area: Core research supports energy generation (i.e., Earth processes that influence hydrocarbon formation and geothermal energy) and impacts (i.e., paleoclimate).

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Alison Cullen

Energy Research Area: Using decision analytic models in combination with climate models and forecasts to make informed decisions about the future energy portfolio.

Record last updated on September 18th 2013 PDT.

Thomas G. Spiro

Energy Research Area: Solar hydrogen production using molecular photocatalysts

Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.

Steven Emerson

Energy Research Area: I study the carbon cycle of the ocean with an emphasis on the mechanisms of atmosphere-ocean CO2 exchange. Since this exchange process greatly influences the atmospheric concentration of this greenhouse gas, we’d like to understand ocean feedback as the climate warms in response to global increases in anthropogenic CO2.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

George L. Hunt, Jr.

Energy Research Area: I work on the effects of climate variability on the ability of the eastern Bering Sea to support fisheries and other ecosystem services.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Julian P. Sachs

Energy Research Area: Constructing climate variations for the pre-the pre-industrial period from sediments in oceans and tropical island lakes, lagoons and bogs.

Record last updated on September 18th 2013 PDT.

Joshua Lawler

Energy Research Area: Assessing the impacts of climate change on natural and human systems

Record last updated on September 20th 2013 PDT.

Richard A. Fenske

Energy Research Area: Confronting the health risks of climate change: quantifying morbidity and mortality associated with critical environmental factors affected by climate change; assisting local communities in their efforts to mitigate health risks.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Jan Newton

Energy Research Area: Environmental impacts/climate impacts/ocean acidification in the PNW arising as consequences of current energy uses.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

John M. Wallace

Energy Research Area: Climate dynamics, impacts of global warming and natural climate variability on snowpack, Arctic sea ice, coastal ecosystems

Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.

Daniel A. Jaffe

Energy Research Area: My research focuses on the local, regional and global air pollution impacts from fossil fuel energy use.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Rebecca Woodgate

Energy Research Area: Observing Climate change in the Arctic Ocean

Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.

James W. Murray

Energy Research Area: Research areas include: Peak Oil and Climate Change Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biology

Record last updated on October 29th 2013 PDT.

Dargan M. W. Frierson

Energy Research Area: Climate Change and the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere

Record last updated on September 18th 2013 PDT.

Janneke Hille Ris Lambers

Energy Research Area: The Heat is On: Forecasting the Impacts of Climate Change on Pacific Northwestern Mountains

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Cecilia M. Bitz

Energy Research Area: The role of ice in the climate system and high-latitude climate and climate change, including the future greenhouse warming climate and climates of the past. Coupled biological-climate systems, climate modeling, and prediction.

Record last updated on January 7th 2011 PDT.

Becky Alexander

Energy Research Area: My group is studying the feedbacks between climate change and the chemical composition of the atmosphere utilizing the polar ice core record.

Record last updated on September 18th 2013 PDT.

Terrie Klinger

Energy Research Area: Marine Ecosystem Responses to Ocean Acidification and Associated Stressors

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Eric P. Salathé Jr.

Energy Research Area: Regional climate change for the Western United States. Regional climate modeling and downscaling to produce local climate information for climate impacts and decision support applications.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Edward L. Miles

Energy Research Area: Policies for mitigating and adapting to global climate change, with particular emphasis on water, impacts on marine ecosystems, and all human dimensions. Current project in the making concerns managing human responses to the process dynamics and impacts of ocean acidification.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.

Joel A. Thornton

Energy Research Area: The impacts of energy generation on air quality and the atmosphere's natural oxidizing capacity.

Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.

LuAnne Thompson

Energy Research Area: The ocean's role in climate variability and change.

Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.

Nives Dolšak

Energy Research Area: Environmental issues related to energy use, especially policy instruments available to motivate clean energy and adoption of higher energy technologies.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.