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Climate Science Lab Alumni

Liang Chen, Ph.D. (Geography), "The impacts of land cover change on climate over China," 2011-2015. Current position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions (COLA), George Mason University.

Trent Ford, Ph.D. (Geography), "Soil moisture impacts on convective precipitation in Oklahoma," 2013-2015. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Resources, Southern Illinois University.

Srinivasan Ganesh, M.S. (Geography), "Use of satellite-based vegetation indices as indicators of drought," 2005-2007. Current position: Institute of Information Technology, Magnolia, TX.

Manuel Hernandez, M.S. (Geography), "Assessment of statistically downscaled CMIP5 simulations of the North American Monsoon System," 2011-2015. Current position: Ph.D. student, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina.

Christopher Labosier, Ph.D. (Geography), "Pyrogeography of the Southeast USA: exploring the relationships between wildfire and climate," 2009-2014. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Longwood University.

Chris Maderia, M.S. (Geography), "Importance of tree species and precipitation for modeling hurricane-induced power outages," 2012-2015.

Lei Meng, Ph.D. (Geography), "Examining the relationship between fall/spring soil moisture and summer precipitation in the northern Great Plains," 2006-2009. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Western Michigan University.

Mlenge Mgendi, Ph.D. (Geography), "An ecological analysis of the impact of weather, land cover, and politics on childhood pneumonia in Tanzania," 2008-2012. Current position: Disaster Management Training Center, Ardhi University (Tanzania).

Leslye Mohon, M.S. (Geography), "Validating annual growth bands of deep-sea black coral and calculating ocean reservoir ages from the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern United States," 2012-2014. Current position: Environmental Analyst, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX.

Sandeep Patil, M.S. (Water Management and Hydrologic Science), "Analysis of spatial performance of meteororlogical drought indices," 2009-2012. Current position: Shell, Houston, TX.

Laura Quirk, M.S. (Geography), "Assessing the predictability of the Beaufort Sea minimum ice extent in a changing Arctic climate regime," 2012-2014. Current position: Environmental Assessment Specialist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL.

Michelle Ruiz, M.S. (Geography), "Assessment of the Potential Effect of Climate Change on Hurricane Risk and Vulnerability in Florida," 2011-2014.

Natalie Teale, M.S. (Geography), "Hydroclimatic conditions associated with rapid flooding in watersheds of the New York City water supply system," 2013-2015. Current position: Ph.D. student, Department of Geography, Rutgers University.

Liyan Tian, Ph.D. (Geography), "Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Variations of Drought in Oklahoma," 2014-2017.

Anna (Nordfelt) Treviño, M.S. (Geography), "Anthropogenic modification of precipitation around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex," 2006-2008. Ph.D., Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University. Current position: AIR Worldwide, Boston, MA.

Yue Wang, M.S. (Geography), "The effect of teleconnections on North Atlantic tropical cyclone precipitation," 2012-2015.

Shanshui Yuan, Ph.D. (Geography), "Assessment of multiple approaches for using soil moisture to evaluate drought in the U.S. Great Plains," 2011-2016. Current position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Geography, Ohio State University.

Laiyin Zhu, Ph.D. (Geography), "Investigation of variations and impacts of tropical cyclone precipitation in Texas (1950-2009)," 2008-2013. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Western Michigan University.

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