Director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Professor of Environment and Society and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

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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 comprises two major streams – on the interactions between Arctic cyclones and large scale circulation with the cryosphere, and on environmental governance​ and the role of Indigenous​ ​knowledges in adaptation​ to global change​.​ 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.​ At the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, she is a member of the Management Team for the Commission on Atmospheric Sciences and Co-Chair of the World Climate Research Programme Joint Science Committee​. Her upcoming book with The MIT Press is co-authored with human geographer Siri Veland and is entitled Urgency in the Anthropocene (2018). Her favorite temperature is -20oC.

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