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29 November 2021
PCHES participants across six institutions to attend and present at the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
12 November 2021
PCHES researchers find corn, or maize, yields to be very sensitive to extreme heat and that models used by the agriculture industry are ineffective at predicting the impact of extended periods of harsh conditions.
8 November 2021
Karen Fisher-Vanden, co-Director of PCHES, has been elected President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), an international organization founded in 1979 as a means for exchanging ideas, stimulating research, and promoting graduate training in environmental and resource economics.
28 October 2021
Brian is a Ph.D. candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research uses microeconometric methods and climate model diagnostics to understand how people interact with the natural world. He’s currently working to quantify how production and trade networks may exacerbate or dampen the effects of extreme weather.
19 October 2021
A Penn State led research team has been awarded $17 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate how interconnected systems are exposed to natural hazards that create vulnerabilities and risks for society and how societies respond and adapt to these risks.
31 August 2021
Joseph Perla is a Ph.D. candidate in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His research interest lies in environmental economics and computable general equilibrium models. In particular, Joseph enjoys creating regional models to understand sub-national economic outcomes.
11 June 2021
If the agricultural sector fails to adapt better to climate change, food production is set to fall – 10% by mid-century and 25% by 2100 – affecting the supply of a growing world population, a new PCHES study has found.
8 June 2021
Jiameng Zheng is a Ph.D. candidate at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin. Her research focuses on using applied microeconomic theory, applied econometrics, and policy analysis to study the economics of environmental problems and policy, with a focus on water pollution control.
6 April 2021
Florian Grosset is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He primarily investigates the ways in which individuals, firms, and policy-makers cope with risk – as well as the distortions that their risk-coping strategies induce.
2 February 2021
Bining Zhao is a postdoc in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. She is currently working with Dr. Mort Webster to study stochastic generation expansion planning problems in electricity systems and electricity market reformation.
11 January 2021
PCHES participants across four institutions attended and presented at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
9 December 2020
Alfredo is a postdoc in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication at Purdue University. He is currently working with Dr. Thomas Hertel studying the economic impacts of flooding in the US and the impact of global trade on biodiversity.
6 October 2020
Samantha is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Penn State Department of Statistics. Her research interests include spatio-temporal modeling and modeling extreme precipitation events.
10 September 2020
PCHES researchers Klaus Keller and Vivek Srikrishnan are taking leading roles in the MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) community.
10 August 2020
David Lafferty is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are centered around quantifying uncertainty in earth system models.
1 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new challenges for the research community, especially when it comes to holding national meetings. The PCHES leadership team showcased its adaptability this June by successfully hosting the third annual Research Outreach Meeting in remote format.
7 May 2020
Julian Plough is a Ph.D. student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on applied statistics and environmental economics and natural resources management.
19 February 2020
Vijay is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. His research interest focuses on development of methods for sequential decision making under uncertainty, with an application towards power system planning.
14 December 2019
PCHES participants across four institutions attended and presented at the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
10 December 2019
Haochen is a PhD student in Penn State’s Department of Geosciences. He has a background in Computer Engineering and Climate Science. Haochen’s research interests include climate science, climate impacts and how their uncertainties influence people’s decision making.
10 October 2019
Jill is a PhD student in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her work focuses on modeling complex environmental systems to improve scientific understanding and decision making.
26 September 2019
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is currently accepting applications for two new postdoctoral scholar positions, a scientific programmer, and research data management specialist.
26 November 2018
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) invites applications for a full-time Scientific Programmer to join the PCHES research team.
15 November 2017
The Fall 2017 issue of Research/Penn State, an e-magazine showcasing Penn State’s $836-million-per-year research program, featured PCHES in the article “Power Up!” by Krista Weidner which discusses Penn State’s new data center.
13 October 2017
Pursuing sustainable irrigation without significant irrigation efficiency gains could negatively impact environmental and development goals in many areas of the world, a new PCHES study has found.
10 January 2017
A $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) looks to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change.