Sloan And George Lindeman Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Environment and Society and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


Amanda obtained her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Melbourne in 1993. Her research focuses on the intersection between atmospheric science and environmental governance, with particular interests in the Arctic as a place that expresses convergences of rapid change in natural and human systems.

Amanda developed the first Arctic regional climate system model in 1993, won the Priestly Medal in 2008, and 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 has been an editor at Journal of ClimateWeather, Climate and Society; and Science Advances. At the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, she is the chair of the Research Board.

Her most recent book is co-authored with human geographer Siri Veland and is entitled Urgency in the Anthropocene (MIT Press, 2018).

Amanda Lynch was the founding director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

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