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Cornell is a global leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching and engagement. Our campuses are living laboratories for developing, testing and implementing solutions that address these most challenging issues.

Thought Leaders in Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Timur Dogan is an expert on energy modeling and passive climate control strategies who helps other architects and urban designers to optimize their buildings.

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CONSERVATION OUTREACH

Amanda Rodewald works to generate, apply and communicate science that advances ecological understanding and environmental conservation.

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

David Lodge studies how ecological forecasting can better inform environmental risk assessment, policy development and natural resource management.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Lindsay Anderson uses systems modeling and optimization to find ways to accelerate the transition to a low carbon energy future.

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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Oliver Gao examines transportation systems, food supply chains and their impacts on air quality and climate change.

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LABOR PRACTICES

Lara Skinner focuses on workers’ and unions’ engagement in issues of sustainability, climate protection and economic alternatives.

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ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Max Zhang studies sustainable energy systems and the effects of nanoparticle pollution on air quality and climate change.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

Anindita Banerjee works on the environment and climate change in the context of media and cultural studies.

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Earth and Atmospheric Science

Natalie Mahowald examines feedbacks in the earth system that impact climate change, such as desert dust and the carbon cycle.

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Our campuses are living laboratories for sustainability and climate change research.