Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society


Amanda Lynch obtained her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Melbourne in 1993, with a focus on polar climate modeling. Her current research focuses on environmental governance in adaptation to global change, with particular interests in Arctic ice retreat and local, Indigenous and practitioner knowledge. She developed the first Arctic regional climate system model in 1993. She is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, and the World Academy of Art and Science. She is an associate editor of the AAAS journal Science Advances. At the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel. Her most recent book is co-authored with human geographer Siri Veland and is entitled Urgency in the Anthropocene (MIT Press, 2018). Her favorite temperature is -20oC.

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