ALEXANDER M. DE SHERBININ – Biographical Sketch & CV

 

Work: CIESIN, Columbia Climate School, P.O. Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964 USA, Tel. +1-845-365-8988, Fax +1-845-365-8922

Email: adesherbinin -at- ciesin.columbia.edu

 

 

Black&White_001croppedAlex de Sherbinin is the Deputy Director and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a spatial data and analysis center within the Columbia Climate School specializing in the human aspects of global environmental change. He also serves as:

·      Deputy manager of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC);

·      Lecturer, Sustainability Science and Climate & Society Masters degree programs;

·      Co-Director, Columbia Climate School’s Climate Mobility Network;

·      Member of the Columbia University Committee on Forced Migration;

·      Co-coordinator of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) under IUSSP and Future Earth; and

·      Editor of the Climate Mobility Section of the journal Frontiers in Climate      

 

He is a co-author of the bi-annual Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a joint project of Yale and Columbia, and he has led projects funded by NASA, UNDP, UNEP, the US Agency for Development, and The World Bank.

 

Dr. de Sherbinin is a geographer whose research interests focus on the human aspects of global environmental change and geospatial data applications, integration, and dissemination. He is lead or co-author more than 60 peer reviewed articles and chapters, including lead authored articles appearing in Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources, Climatic Change, Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Change, Science, and Scientific American. He has written on a range of topics, including climate change and migration; climate vulnerability mapping; urban climate vulnerability and resilience; population dynamics and the environment; environmental indicators; and remote sensing applications for environmental treaties.

 

Dr. de Sherbinin holds a PhD in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from ITC at the University of Twente (Netherlands), and MA and BA degrees in geography from Syracuse University and Dartmouth College, respectively.  Prior to joining CIESIN, he served as a USAID Population-Environment Fellow with the Social Policy Program of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN, Gland, Switzerland), and a Population Geographer at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB, Washington, DC). From 1984-1986 he served as an agricultural extension agent with the U.S. Peace Corps in Mauritania, West Africa.

 

He has profiles on ORCID, ResearchGate and LinkedIn, a Twitter feed, and blog postings through the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet and the World Data System blog.

 

Alex is a Christian and is actively involved in ministry through his church in NYC and in Rockland County, NY. He is a co-chair of the NYC Faculty Roundtable, which is dedicated to fostering dialogue that explores current academic thought on science and religion. For those interested in exploring these topics, the following books explore the connections between faith, science, and the environment: Real Scientists, Real Faith and Planetwise.

 

Curriculum Vitae (as of July 2022)

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Dec. 2014, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.

            Dissertation: Spatial analysis of vulnerability to climate change and climate variability.

M.A. Geography, May 1989, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Thesis: The impact of migrant remittances on economic development in the Sénégal River valley.

B.A. Geography, June 1984, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Palisades, NY.

Deputy Director, July 2022-present

Associate Director, Science Applications, January 2015-present

Senior Research Scientist, February 2020-present

Deputy Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, Sept. 2006-present

Senior Staff Associate for Research, October 1999-January 2020.

IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland.

Acting Head, Social Policy Group, March-November 1998.

Population-Environment Fellow, January 1996-July 1999.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington, DC.

            Population Geographer, International Programs, October 1991‑December 1995.

            Information Specialist, June 1989-October 1991.

Peace Corps, Mauritania, West Africa.

            Agricultural Extension Agent (Irrigated Rice), July 1984‑ September 1986.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books, Major Reports and Edited Volumes

Rigaud, K.K., A. de Sherbinin, B. Jones, S. Adamo, D. Maleki, N. Abu-Ata, A. Casals Fernandez, A. Arora, T. Chai-Onn, and B. Mills. 2021. Groundswell Africa: Internal Climate Migration in West African Countries. Washington, DC: The World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/36404

Rigaud, K.K., A. de Sherbinin, B. Jones, S. Adamo, D. Maleki, N. Abu-Ata, A. Casals Fernandez, A. Arora, T. Chai-Onn, and B. Mills. 2021. Groundswell Africa: Internal Climate Migration in the Lake Victoria Basin. Washington, DC: The World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/36403

Clement, V., K.K. Rigaud, A. de Sherbinin, B. Jones, S. Adamo, J. Schewe, S. Nian, E. Shabahat. 2021. Groundswell Part 2 : Acting on Internal Climate Migration. Washington, DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/36248.

Rigaud, K.K., A. de Sherbinin, B. Jones, J. Bergmann, V. Clement, K. Ober, J. Schewe, S. Adamo, B. McCusker, S. Heuser, and A. Midgley. 2018. Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration. Washington DC: World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29461

de Sherbinin, A.. 2014. Mapping the Unmeasurable? Spatial Analysis of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Climate Variability. PhD Thesis. Enschede, Netherlands: ITC-University of Twente. http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2014/phd/desherbinin.pdf

de Sherbinin, A., A. Rahman, A. Barbieri, J.C. Fotso, and Y. Zhu (eds.).  2009. Urban Population-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World:  Case Studies and Lessons Learned. Paris: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED) (316 pages). https://www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/node/10136 

de Sherbinin, A., and V. Dompka (eds.). 1998. Water and Population Dynamics: Case Studies and Policy Implications, Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/7445   

Barton, T., G. Borrini-Feyerabend, A. de Sherbinin, and P. Warren. 1997. Our People, Our Resources: Supporting Rural Communities in Participatory Action Research on Population Dynamics and the Local Environment. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN (259 pages). Web version  http://books.google.com/books/about/Our_People_Our_Resources.html?id=UBrv62H9-NUC

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

2022

de Sherbinin, A., K. Grace, S. McDermid, K. van der Geest, M. Puma, and A. Bell. 2022. Migration Theory in Climate Mobility Research.  Frontiers in Climate. 10 May 2022 https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2022.882343

Rosengaertner, S., A. de Sherbinin, and R. Stojanov. 2022. Supporting the agency of cities as climate migration destinations. International Migration. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14682435

Hultquist, C., A. de Sherbinin, A. Bowser and S. Schade. 2022. Editorial: Open Citizen Science Data and Methods. Frontiers in Climate. 23 June 2022  https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2022.943534

Wolf, M.J., D.C. Esty, H. Kim, M.L. Bell, S. Brigham, Q. Nortonsmith, S. Zaharieva, Z.A. Wendling, A. de Sherbinin, and J.W. Emerson. 2022. New Insights for Tracking Global and Local Trends in Exposure to Air Pollutants. Environmental Science & Technology, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c08080.

2021

de Sherbinin, A., A. Bowser, T.-R. Chuang, C. Cooper, F. Danielsen, R. Edmunds, P. Elias, E. Faustman, C. Hultquist, R. Mondardini, I. Popescu, A. Shonowo, K. Sivakumar. 2021. The Critical Importance of Citizen Science Data. Frontiers in Climate. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.650760

Horton, R., A. de Sherbinin, D. Wrathall, and M. Oppenheimer. 2021. Assessing human habitability and migration. Science, 372(6548), 1279-1283. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abi8603 

Stojanov, R., S. Rosengaertner, A. de Sherbinin, and R. Nawrotzki. 2021. Climate Mobility and Development Cooperation. Population and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-021-00387-5

Kruczkiewicz, A., A. Bucherie, F. Ayala, C. Hultquist, H. Vergara, S. Mason, J. Bazo, and A. de Sherbinin. 2021. "Development of a Flash Flood Confidence Index from Disaster Reports and Geophysical Susceptibility" Remote Sensing 13, no. 14: 2764. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142764 

Tedesco, M., C.G. Hultquist, and A. de Sherbinin. 2021. A New Dataset Integrating Public Socioeconomic, Physical Risk, and Housing Data for Climate Justice Metrics: A Test-Case Study in Miami. Environmental Justice. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2021.0059

Tuholske, C., A.E. Gaughan, A. Sorichetta, A. de Sherbinin, A. Bucherie, C. Hultquist, F. Stevens, A. Kruczkiewicz, C. Huyck, and G. Yetman. 2021. Implications for Tracking SDG Indicator Metrics with Gridded Population Data, Sustainability, 13(13): 7329. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137329

Anderson, W., C. Taylor, S. McDermid, E. Ilboudo-Nébié, R. Seager, W. Schlenker, F. Cottier, A. de Sherbinin, D. Mendeloff, and K. Markey. 2021. Violent conflict exacerbated drought-related food insecurity between 2009 and 2019 in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature Food, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00327-4

Stavi, I., J.R. de Pinho, A.K. Paschalidou, S.B. Adamo, K.Galvin, A. de Sherbinin, T. Even, C. Heaviside, and K. van der Geest. 2021. Food security among dryland pastoralists and agropastoralists: The climate, land-use change, and population dynamics nexus. The Anthropocene Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/20530196211007512

2020

de Sherbinin, A. 2020. Climate Impacts as Drivers of Migration. Migration Information Source. Journal of the Migration Policy Institute, 23 October 2020. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/climate-impacts-drivers-migration. 

de Sherbinin, A., and S. Kienberger (eds). 2020. Special Issue "Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping", Sustainability. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Climate_Risk_Mapping

Skirbekk, V., A. de Sherbinin, S. Adamo, Tricia Chai-Onn, and P. Navarro. 2020. Religious affiliation and environmental challenges in the 21st century. Journal of Religion and Demography. 7: 238–271. https://doi.org/10.1163/2589742X-12347110

Bowser, A., C. Cooper, A. de Sherbinin, A. Wiggins, et al. 2020. Still In Need of Norms: The State of the Data in Citizen Science. Citizen Science Theory and Practice. 5(1), 18. http://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.303

Tellman, B., C. Schank, B. Schwarz,, P.D. Howe and A. de Sherbinin. 2020. Using Disaster Outcomes to Validate Components of Social Vulnerability to Floods: Flood Deaths and Property Damage across the USA. Sustainability. 12(15). https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156006  

Bukvic, A., A. Apotsos, G. Rohat, and A. de Sherbinin. 2020. Coastal vulnerability assessment and mapping: A systematic review. Sustainability, 12(7), 2822. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072822

Yan, Y., A. de Sherbinin, and Y. Liu. 2020. China's poverty alleviation resettlement: Progress, problems and solutions. Habitat International, 98, 102135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2020.102135

2019

de Sherbinin, A., A. Bukvic, G. Rohat, M. Gall, B. McCusker, B. Preston, A. Apotsos, C. Fish, S. Kienberger, P. Mohanda, O. Wilhelmi, D. Macharia, W. Shubert, R. Sliuzas, B. Tomaszewski, and S. Zhang. 2019. Climate vulnerability mapping: a systematic review and future prospects. WIRES Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.600.

Wrathall, D.J.,V. Mueller, P. Clark, A. Bell, M. Oppenheimer, M. Hauer, S. Kulp, E. Gilmore, H. Adams, R. Kopp, K. Abel, M. Call, J. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, E. Fussell, C. Hay, B. Jones, N. Magliocca, E. Marino, A. Slangen, and K. Warner. 2019. Meeting the looming policy challenge of sea-level change and human migration. Nature Clime Change, 9, 898–901. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0640-4

Kugler, T.A., K. Grace, D.J. Wrathall, A. de Sherbinin, D. Van Riper, C. Aubrecht, D. Comer, S.B. Adamo, G. Cervone, R. Engstrom, C. Hultquist, A.E. Gaughan, C. Linard, E. Moran, F. Stevens, A.J. Tatem, B. Tellman, J. Van Den Hoek. 2019. People and Pixels 20 years later: the current data landscape and research trends blending population and environmental data. Population and Environment. 41(2), 209-234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-019-00326-5

Leyk, S., A. Gaughan, S.B. Adamo, A. de Sherbinin, A. Rose, K. MacManus, S. Freire, F.R. Stevens, J. Comenetz, C. Frye, B. Blankespoor, M. Levy, M. Pesaresi, D. Balk, A.J. Tatem, A. Sorichetta. 2019. Allocating people to pixels: a discussion of gridded population data products. Earth Systems Science Data. https://www.earth-syst-sci-data-discuss.net/essd-2019-82/

Xia, H., S.B. Adamo, A. de Sherbinin, and B. Jones. 2019. The Influence of Environmental Change (Crops and Water) on Population Redistribution in Mexico and Ethiopia. Applied Sciences9(23), 5219. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235219

Sathler, D., S. Adamo, E.C. Lima, D. Rodrigues Macedo, A. de Sherbinin, and P. Kim-Blanco. 2019. Assessing the regional context of migration in the Brazilian Amazon through spatial regression modeling. Applied Geography. 109, 102042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102042

Liu, X., A. de Sherbinin, and Y. Zhan. 2019. Mapping Urban Extent at Large Spatial Scales Using Machine Learning Methods with VIIRS Nighttime Light and MODIS Daytime NDVI Data. Remote Sensing, 11(10):1247. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11101247

van der Geest, K., A. de Sherbinin, S. Kienberger, Z.  Zommers, A. Sitati, E. Roberts and R. James. 2019. "Chapter 9: The Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services and Resulting Losses and Damages to People and Society" In: R. Mechler et al. (eds.), Loss and Damage from Climate Change, Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance, Cham, Switzerland: SpringerOpen https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_9

2018

de Sherbinin, A., & Bai, L. 2018. Geospatial modeling and mapping. In: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration, R. McLeman and F. Gemenne eds. New York: Routledge (pp. 85-91).

Selig, E.R., D.G. Hole,  E.H. Allison, K.K. Arkema, M.C. McKinnon, J. Chu  A. de Sherbinin, B. Fisher, L. Gallagher, M.B. Holland, J. Carter Ingram, N.S. Rao, R.B. Russell, T. Srebotnjak, L.C.L. Teh, S. Troëng, W.R. Turner, and A. Zvoleff. 2018. Mapping global human dependence on marine ecosystems. Conservation Letters. 12(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12617  

Sheng, J., W. Zhou, and A. de Sherbinin. 2018. Uncertainty in Estimates, Incentives, and Emission Reductions in REDD+ Projects. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(7): 1544 See: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071544

Coffel, E.D., A. de Sherbinin, R.M. Horton, K. Lane, S. Kienberger and O. Wilhelmi. 2018. “Chapter 7. The Science of Adaptation to Extreme Heat.” In: Z. Zomers and K. Alverson (eds.), Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Coffel, E.D., R. Horton, and A. de Sherbinin. 2018. Temperature and humidity based projections of a rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa00e.

Mondal, P., S. Trzaska, and A. de Sherbinin. 2018. Landsat-Derived Estimates of Mangrove Extents in the Sierra Leone Coastal Landscape Complex during 1990–2016. Sensors, 18(1):12; http://doi.org/10.3390/s18010012.

2017

Dos Santos, S., E. A. Adams, G. Neville, Y. Wada, A. de Sherbinin, E. Mullin Bernhardt and S. B. Adamo. 2017. Urban growth and water access in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, challenges, and emerging research directions. Science of the Total Environment 607–608:497-508. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.157

de Sherbinin, A., A. Apotsos, and J. Chevrier. 2017. Mapping the Future: Policy Applications of Climate Vulnerability Mapping in West Africa. The Geographical Journal. 183(4): 414-425.  https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12226 (open access post-print: https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-zrch-ry08)

Yang, Y., S. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Xing and A. de Sherbinin. 2017. Analyzing historical land use changes using a Historical Land Use Reconstruction Model: a case study in Zhenlai County, northeastern China. Scientific Reports. 7:41275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep41275.

2016

de Sherbinin, A., and G. Bardy. 2016. Social vulnerability to floods in two coastal megacities: New York City and Mumbai. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015. 13:131–165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s131.

de Sherbinin, A. 2016. “Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Data Integration: Lessons from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center”, In: Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS, D.A. Quattrochi, E.A. Wentz, N. Lam, and C. Emerson eds. Boca Raton FL: CRC Press.

de Sherbinin, A., V. Mara, M. Jaiteh, and M. Levy. 2016. “Chapter 3.1: Socioeconomics.” In UNEP and UNEP-DHI (2015). Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme. http://twap-rivers.org/#publications

de Sherbinin, A., V. Mara, M. Bertule, B. Stewart-Koster, P. Glennie, C. Schneider, L. De Stefano, P.K. Bjornsen. 2016. “Chapter 4: Integrated Indicator Analysis.” In UNEP and UNEP-DHI (2015). Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme. http://twap-rivers.org/#publications

Reckien, D., S. Lwasa, D. Satterthwaite, D. McEvoy, F. Creutzig, M. Montgomery, D. Schensul, D. Balk, I. Khan, B. Fernandez, D. Brown, J. Camilo Osorio, M. Tovar-Restrepo, A. de Sherbinin, W. Feringa, A. Sverdlik, E. Porio, A. Nair, S. McCormick, and E. Bautista. 2018. "Equity, Environmental Justice, and Urban Climate Change", Chapter 6 in Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stith, M., A. Giannini, J. del Corral, S. Adamo, and A. de Sherbinin. 2015. A quantitative evaluation of the multiple narratives of the recent Sahelian “re-greening”. Weather, Climate and Society. January 2016, 67-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0012.1.

2015

de Sherbinin, A., T. Chai-On, M. Jaiteh, V. Mara, L. Pistolesi, E. Schnarr, S. Trzaska. 2015. Data Integration for Climate Vulnerability Mapping in West Africa. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 4, 2561-2582. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijgi4042561. 

de Sherbinin, A. 2015. “Integration of Remote Sensing and Population Data: Lessons from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center.” Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2015 conference, 26-31 July 2015, Milan, Italy.  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7326328.

Weber, S., N. Sadoff, E. Zell, and A. de Sherbinin. 2015. Policy-Relevant Indicators for Mapping the Vulnerability of Urban Populations to Extreme Heat Events: A Case Study of Philadelphia. Applied Geography, 63:231-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.07.006.

Omar, M., A. Hsu, L. Johnson, and A. de Sherbinin, 2015. A global indicator of wastewater treatment to inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Environmental Science & Policy, 48: 172–185.

Solecki, W., C. Rosenzweig, R. Blake, A. de Sherbinin, T. Matte, F. Moshary, B. Rosenzweig, M. Arend, S. Gaffin, E. BouZeid, K. Rule, G. Sweeny,  and W. Dessy. 2015. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Chapter 6: Indicators and Monitoring. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, January  2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.12587.

2014

de Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, E. Zell, S. Weber, and M. Jaiteh. 2014. Using Satellite Data to Develop Environmental Indicators. Environmental Research Letters, 9 084013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/084013.

Ubukawa, T., A. de Sherbinin, H. Onsrud, A. Nelson, K. Payne, O. Cottray, M. Maron. 2014. A Review of Roads Data Development Methodologies. Data Science Journal, 13: 45-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.2481/dsj.14-001.

Oliver-Smith, A., and A. de Sherbinin. 2014. Resettlement in the Twenty First Century. Forced Migration Review, 45: 23-25. http://www.fmreview.org/en/crisis/oliversmith-desherbinin.pdf

Oliver-Smith, A., and A. de Sherbinin. 2014. “Something Old and Something New: Resettlement in the Twenty First Century.” In: S. Martin et al. (eds). Migration and Humanitarian Crises. Oxon, UK: Routledge. See http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415857321/.

2013

de Sherbinin, A. 2013. Climate Change Hotspots Mapping: What Have We Learned?. Climatic Change, 123(1): 23-37.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0900-7. (open access: https://doi.org/10.7916/D8S75TPC).

Adamo, S., and A. de Sherbinin. 2013. “Migration and Environmental Change in North America (USA and Canada)“. In: E. Piguet (ed.), People on the Move in a Changing Climate. Dordrecht NL: Springer Science. See http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/book/978-94-007-6984-7.

Hsu, A., A. Reuben, D. Shindell, A. de Sherbinin, and M. Levy. 2013. Toward the next generation of air quality monitoring indicators. Atmospheric Environment. 80: 561–570.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.07.036.

2012

de Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, S.B. Adamo, K. MacManus, G. Yetman, V. Mara, L. Razafindrazay, B. Goodrich, T. Srebotnjak, C. Aichele, and L. Pistolesi. 2012. Migration and Risk: Net Migration in Marginal Ecosystems and Hazardous Areas. Environmental Research Letters. 7 045602.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045602.

Pahl-Wostl, C., C. Giupponi, K. Richards, C. Binder, A. de Sherbinin, D. Sprinz, T. Toonen, and C. van Bers. 2012. Transition towards a new global change science: Requirements for methodologies, methods, data and knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy, 28: 36–47.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.009.

Wilhelmi, O., A. de Sherbinin, and M. Hayden. 2012. “Exposure to Heat Stress in Urban Environments”  In: Crews, K., and B. King (eds.), Ecologies and Politics of Health. Oxon, UK: Routledge.  http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415590662/

do Carmo, R.L., E. Marandola Jr., and A. de Sherbinin. 2012. Introduction: special issue dedicated to the memory of Professor Daniel Hogan. Population & Environment. 34(1): 1-2.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-012-0179-z

Hsu, A., A. de Sherbinin, and H. Shi. 2012. Seeking truth from facts: The Challenge of Environmental Indicator Development in China. Environmental Development. 3:39–51.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2012.05.001.

Adamo, S.B., L. Razafindrazay, and A. de Sherbinin. 2012. Áreas de alta vulnerabilidad ambiental en América Latina y el Caribe: Una perspectiva regional a escala subnacional. CEPAL Notas de Población, 94.  http://repositorio.cepal.org/handle/11362/12902

Hummel, D., S. Adamo, A. de Sherbinin, L. Murphy, L. Aggarwal, L. Zulu, J. Liu, K. Knight.  2012. Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to population-environment research for sustainability aims: A review and appraisal. Population & Environment, 34(4): 481-509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-012-0176-2

2011

de Sherbinin, A., M. Castro, F. Gemenne, M.M. Cernea, S. Adamo, P. M. Fearnside, G. Krieger, S. Lahmani, A. Oliver-Smith, A. Pankhurst, T. Scudder, B. Singer, Y. Tan, G. Wannier, P. Boncour, C. Ehrhart, G. Hugo, B. Pandey, G. Shi. 2011. Preparing for Resettlement Associated with Climate Change. Science, 28 October 2011, 334: 456-457.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1208821. 

de Sherbinin, A., K. Warner, and C. Ehrhart. 2011. “Casualties of Climate Change,” Scientific American, January 2011: 64-71. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26002354.

de Sherbinin, A. 2011. “Introduction: Population, Poverty, and Ecology.” In: De Clerk, F., J. Ingram, and C. Rumbaitis Del Rio (eds.), Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction: The Application of Ecology in Development Solutions. New York: Springer.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0186-5_5

Adamo, S.B., and A. de Sherbinin. 2011. “The Impact of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Populations and Migration.” Chapter in: Proceedings of the Expert Group Meeting on Migration, New York: United Nations Population Division.  http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/PopDistribUrbanization/PopulationDistributionUrbanization.pdf. 

Marcotullio, P., S. Baptista, and A. de Sherbinin. 2011. “Urbanization, Poverty Reduction and Ecosystem Integrity”, In: De Clerk, F., J. Ingram, and C. Rumbaitis Del Rio (eds.), Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction: The Application of Ecology in Development Solutions. New York: Springer.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0186-5_8. 

Warner, K., T. Afifi, A. de Sherbinin, C. Erhart, S. Adamo, and T. Chai-On. 2011.  “Environmental change and forced migration scenarios: methods and findings from the Nile Delta, Sahel and Mekong Delta.” In E. Piguet, A. Pécoud, and A. Guchteneire (eds.), Migration and Climate Change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and UNESCO, 464 pp.  http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6491265/?site_locale=en_GB

Srebotnjak, T., G. Carr, A. de Sherbinin, and C. Rickwood. 2011. “A global Water Quality Index and hot-deck imputation of missing data” Ecological Indicators, Volume 17, June 2012, Pages 108-119.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.023.

2010

Aubrecht, C., M. Stojan-Dolar, A. de Sherbinin, M. Jaiteh, T. Longcore, and C. Elvidge. 2010. “Lighting governance for protected areas and beyond – Identifying the urgent need for sustainable management of artificial light at night”, earthzine, December 20 ,2010 issue.  http://www.earthzine.org/2010/12/20/.

2009

de Sherbinin, A. 2009. “The Biophysical and Geographical Correlates of Child Malnutrition in Africa” Population, Space and Place 17(1), 27-46.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.599.   

de Sherbinin, A.  2009. “Introduction”, In: de Sherbinin, A., A. Rahman, A. Barbieri, J.C. Fotso, and Y. Zhu  (eds.), Urban Population-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World:  Case Studies and Lessons Learned. Paris: CICRED.   https://www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/Workshops#W2007

Vörösmarty, C.J., J. Syvitski, J. Day, A. de Sherbinin, L. Giosan and C. Paola. 2009. Battling to save the world’s river deltas. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. March/April 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.2968/065002005

2008

de Sherbinin, A., L. VanWey, K. McSweeney, R. Aggarwal, A. Barbieri, S. Henry, L. Hunter, W. Twine, and R. Walker. 2008. “Household Demographics, Livelihoods and the Environment.” Global Environmental Change, Vol. 18, no.1, pp. 38-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.05.005

de Sherbinin, A. 2008. “Is Poverty Highest Near Parks? An Assessment of Infant Mortality Rates Around Protected Areas in Developing Countries.” Oryx. Vol 42, No. 1, pp. 26-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605308000781

Redford, K., M. Levy, E. Sanderson, and A. de Sherbinin. 2008. “What is the role for conservation organizations in poverty alleviation in the world’s wild places?” Oryx Vol. 42,  No. 4, pp. 516-528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605308000781

2007

de Sherbinin, A., D. Carr, S. Cassels, and L. Jiang. 2007. "Population and Environment." Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 32, Nov 2007, pp. 345-373.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792934/.

de Sherbinin, A., A. Schiller, and A. Pulsipher. 2007. “The Vulnerability of Global Cities to Climate Hazards.” Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 39-64.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956247807076725.

2006 and prior

Nelson, A., A. de Sherbinin, F. Pozzi. 2006. “Towards Development of a High Quality Public Domain Global Roads Database.” CODATA Science Journal, Vol. 5, November 2006, pp. 223-265.  https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/dsj/5/0/5_0_223/_pdf.

Curran, S., and A. de Sherbinin. 2004. “Completing the Picture: The Challenges of Bringing ‘Consumption’ into the Population-Environment Equation.” Population and Environment, Vol. 26, No. 2.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11111-004-0837-x.

de Sherbinin, A., K. Kline, and A. Raustiala. 2002. "Remote Sensing Data: Valuable Support for Environmental Treaties," Environment, Vol. 44, No. 1, January/February 2002.

de Sherbinin, A. 2000. “Population, Development and Human Security: A Micro-level Perspective,” Aviso: An Information Bulletin on Global Environmental Change and Human Security, Issue No. 7.

de Sherbinin, A. 1999.  “Two Threats to Global Security.” in The People and Their Planet: Searching for Balance, Barbara Baudot and William Moomaw (eds.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

de Sherbinin, A. 1998. “Editorial”, PARKS, Vol. 8, No. 1. https://parksjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/parks_8_1.pdf  

de Sherbinin, A., and M. Freudenberger. 1998. “Migration to Protected Areas and Buffer Zones: Can We Stem the Tide?”, PARKS, Vol. 8, No. 1. https://parksjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/parks_8_1.pdf#page=41 

de Sherbinin, A. 1996.  “Human Security and Fertility: The Case of Haiti,” Journal of Environment and Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 28-45. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44319148

de Sherbinin, A. 1995.  “World Population Growth and U.S. National Security,” Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environment and Security Report, No. 1, April 1995.

 

Reports, White Papers, and Proceedings

de Sherbinin, A., S. Adamo, A. Francis, B. Jones, and B. Mills. (2021). Climate Change and Its Impact on Urbanization in Mexico and Central America. Report produced for the Mayors Migration Council. New York: Mayors Migration Council. http://www.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23109.58080

Trzaska, S., E. Boytinck, A. de Sherbinin, S. Smith, and Anne-Laure White. 2020. Review of coastal adaptation practices in developing countries. Report published under contract with Tetra Tech for the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) project. https://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/wa-bicc/

de Sherbinin, A. 2020. “Are ‘Climate Migrants’ Real?”. 2020 Global Shifts Colloquium: Seeking Refuge in the Climate Emergency. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House. https://global.upenn.edu/perryworldhouse/2020-global-shifts-colloquium-report-and-thought-pieces

Wendling, Z., J. Emerson, A. de Sherbinin, and D. Esty. 2020. 2020 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21182.51529

Trzaska, S., E. Boytinck, S. Smith, and A. de Sherbinin. 2019 (under review). Review of coastal adaptation practices in developing countries. Report published under the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) project. https://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/wa-bicc/

Wendling, Z., J. Emerson, D. Esty, M. Levy, A. de Sherbinin, et al. 2018. 2018 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34995.12328

Trzaska, S., A. de Sherbinin, P. Kim-Blanco, V. Mara, E. Schnarr, M. Jaiteh, P. Mondal. 2018. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Mangrove regions of Sierra Leone: Long Version. Report published under the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) project. Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University. Download from: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/wa-bicc/.

Zomers, Z., K. van der Geest, A. de Sherbinin, S. Kienberger, E. Roberts, G. Harootunian, A. Sitati, and R. James. 2016. Loss and Damage: The role of Ecosystem Services. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme. http://ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/UNEP-2016-loss-damage.pdf

Talaue McManus, L., R. Mahon, A. Aureli, J. Barbiére, M. Bertule, E. Bigagli, P. Bjørnsen, B. Combal, A. Dumont, L. Fanning, A. Fischer, P. Glennie, S. Grimes, S. Heileman, P. Lacroix, M. Lagod, M. Nakamura, G.-J. Nijsten, W. Rast, A. de Sherbinin. 2016. Transboundary Water Systems - Status and Trends: Crosscutting Analysis. Volume 6. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi. http://www.geftwap.org/publications/volume-6-crosscutting-technical-report-high-res

Hsu, A., D. Esty, M. Levy, and A. de Sherbinin. 2016. 2016 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-2016

de Sherbinin, A. 2014. Spatial Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: A Review of Data, Methods and Issues. Technical Paper for the USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project. Washington, DC: USAID.  http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/SpatialVulAsses_CLEARED.pdf 

de Sherbinin, A., T. Chai-Onn, A. Giannini, M. Jaiteh, M. Levy, V. Mara, L. Pistolesi, and S. Trzaska. 2014. Mali Climate Vulnerability Mapping. Technical Paper for the USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project. Washington, DC: USAID.  http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/Mali-CV-Mapping-Revised-CLEARED.pdf.  

de Sherbinin, A., T. Chai-Onn, M. Jaiteh, V. Mara, L. Pistolesi, and E. Schnarr. 2014. Mapping the Exposure of Socioeconomic and Natural Systems of West Africa to Coastal Climate Stressors. Technical Paper for the USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project. Washington, DC: USAID.  http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/TBW04-02WACoastalMappingResults_CLEARED.pdf

Hsu, A., J. Emerson, M. Levy, A. de Sherbinin, L. Johnson, O. Malik, J. Schwartz, and M. Jaiteh. 2014. The 2014 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-2014

de Sherbinin, A., A. Reuben, M. Levy, and L. Johnson. 2013. Indicators in Practice: How Environmental Indicators are Being Used in Policy and Management Contexts. New Haven and New York: Yale and Columbia Universities.  http://ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/global/news/2013/indicatorsinpractice.pdf.

de Sherbinin, A., A. Lacko, and M. Jaiteh. 2012. Evaluating the risk to Ramsar Sites from climate change induced sea level rise. Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of international Importance Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) Briefing Note No. 5. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Secretariat.  http://www.ramsar.org/bn/bn5.pdf.

Warner, K., K. van der Geest, S. Kreft, S. Huq, S. Harmeling, K. Koesters, and A. de Sherbinin. 2012. Evidence from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Loss and Damage to Communities Despite Coping and Adaptation. Bonn, Germany: United Nations University.  http://i.unu.edu/media/unu.edu/publication/31467/6815.pdf.

Warner, K., T. Afifi, K. Henry, T. Rawe, C. Smith, and A. de Sherbinin. 2012. Where the Rain Falls : Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. Bonn, Germany: United Nations University and CARE. http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/where-the-fall-falls.pdf

Emerson, J.W., A. Hsu, M.A. Levy, A. de Sherbinin, V. Mara, D.C. Esty, and M. Jaiteh. 2012.  2012 Environmental Performance Index and Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index.  New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-pilot-trend-2012/docs

Balk, D., G. Yetman, and A. de Sherbinin. 2010. “Construction of Gridded Population and Poverty Data Sets from Different Data Sources.”   Proceedings of European Forum for Geostatistics Conference, 5-7 October, 2010 Tallinn, Estonia.  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/downloads/docs/gpw-v3/balk_etal_geostatpaper_2010pdf-1.pdf 

Aubrecht, C., M. Jaiteh, and A. de Sherbinin. 2010. Global Assessment of Light Pollution Impact on Protected Areas. Working Paper published by CIESIN, Columbia University.  http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/light-pollution-Jan2010.pdf 

Emerson, J., D.C. Esty, M.A. Levy, C.H. Kim, V. Mara, A. de Sherbinin, and T. Srebotnjak. 2010. 2010 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-2010 

Warner, K., C. Erhart, A. de Sherbinin, S.B. Adamo, T.Chai-Onn. 2009. In search of Shelter: Mapping the effects of climate change on human migration and displacement. Bonn, Germany: United Nations University, CARE, and CIESIN-Columbia University.  http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/ClimMigr-rpt-june09.pdf 

Levy, M., A. de Sherbinin, V. Mara, A. Fischer, M. Jaiteh, L. Razafindrazay. 2009. Environmental Performance Index for Abu Dhabi Emirate. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative.

Esty, D., M. Levy, C. Kim, A. de Sherbinin, T. Srebotnjak, and V. Mara. 2008. 2008 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University.  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-environmental-performance-index-2008 

de Sherbinin, A., and G. Martine. 2007. Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics. CICRED Policy Paper No. 3. Paris: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED).  http://www.cicred.org/Eng/Publications/pdf/Policypapers/PP3.pdf.

Leary, N., J. Adejuwon, J. W. Bailey, V. Barros, M. Caffera, S. Chinvanno, C. Conde, A., De Comarmond, A. de Sherbinin, T. Downing, H. Eakin, A. Nyong, M. Opondo, B. Osman, R. Payet, F. Pulhin, J. ulhin, J. Ratnasiri, E. Sanjak, G. von Maltitz, M. Wehbe, Y. Yin, and G. Ziervogel. 2006. For Whom the Bell Tolls: Vulnerabilities in a Changing Climate. AIACC Working Paper No. 21. Washington, DC: START. https://www.sei.org/publications/bell-tolls-vulnerabilities-changing-climate/

Esty, D., M. Levy, T. Srebotnjak, A. de Sherbinin, C. Kim, and B. Anderson. 2006. Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. (349 pages)  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/epi-pilot-environmental-performance-index-2006

de Sherbinin, A. 2005. Remote Sensing in Support of Ecosystem Management Treaties and Transboundary Conservation. Palisades, NY: CIESIN at Columbia University. (98 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/rs-treaties/RS&EMTreaties_Nov05_screen.pdf

Esty, D., M. Levy, T. Srebotnjak, A. de Sherbinin. 2005. 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. (408 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/esi

de Sherbinin, A., R.S. Chen. 2005. Global Spatial Data and Information: Development, Dissemination and Use. Report of a Workshop held 21-23 September, 2004, at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY. Palisades, NY: Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, CIESIN, Columbia University. (42 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/GSDworkshop/

de Sherbinin, A., D. Balk, K. Yaeger, M. Jaiteh, F. Pozzi, and C. Giri. 2002. “Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing,” A CIESIN Thematic Guide, Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University.  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/sedac/thematic-guides/ciesin_ssars_tg.pdf.

de Sherbinin, A. 2002. "Land-Use and Land-Cover Change," A CIESIN Thematic Guide, Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University.  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/tg/guide_frame.jsp?g=47

Esty, D., M. Levy, I. Granoff, R. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, K. Abayomi, M. Tromp, F. Pozzi, and A. Wannebo. 2002. 2002 Environmental Sustainability Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. (297 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/esi

de Sherbinin, A. 2001. Remote Sensing and Environmental Treaties: Building More Effective Linkages. Report of a workshop held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC, December 4-5, 2000. New York: CIESIN at Columbia University.  https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/rs-treaties/rs_treaties.pdf

Esty, D., M. Levy, D. Balk, R. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, F. Pozzi, and A. Wannebo. 2001. 2001 Environmental Sustainability Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. (250 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/esi

de Sherbinin, A. and G. Claridge. 2000. “Involving Local Communities and Indigenous People in Wetland Management: A Guide for Decision Makers, Government Agencies, and NGOs,” in Guidelines for Establishing and Strengthening Local Communities’ and Indigenous People’s Participation in the Management of Ramsar and Other Wetlands. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Bureau.

Esty, D., M. Levy, D. Balk, R. Chen, A. de Sherbinin, F. Pozzi, and A. Wannebo. 2000. 2000 Pilot Environmental Sustainability Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, and Palisades NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. (250 pages)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/esi

Dabholkar, U., A. de Sherbinin and V. Ponniah (eds.). 1999. Report of the International Workshop on Population-Poverty-Environment Linkages: Key Results and Policy Actions. IUCN Headquarters, September 23-25, 1998. Gland, Switzerland: UNFPA, UNEP and IUCN. https://www.iucn.org/content/report-international-workshop-population-poverty-environment-linkages-key-results-and-policy-actions

de Sherbinin, A. 1996. Water and Population Dynamics: Local Approaches to a Global Challenge. Report on a collaborative initiative and workshop at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, Montreal, Canada. Washington, DC: IUCN and Population Reference Bureau, August 1997. https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/7294

de Sherbinin, A. 1993. “Population and Consumption Issues for Environmentalists,” a literature search and bibliography prepared by the Population Reference Bureau for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Global Stewardship Initiative.

 

RESEARCH AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PI, “Comparing Underlying Drivers of South-North Migration in Central America and West Africa”, 2022-2025, Department of Defense Minerva (with Oregon State University).

PI, “2022 Environmental Performance Index”, 2021, Yale University.

PI, “Environmental Security in Mali: Improving livelihoods by addressing climate and water risks, land management, and transhumance,” 2021-22, NASA Applied Sciences.

PI, “Addressing Climate Forced Displacement in Africa”, 2020-2022, Bosch Foundation (contribution to the Africa Climate Mobility Initiative).

Co-PI, “Convergence Research: Disentangling Environmental Change and Social Factors as Drivers of Migration”, 2019-2022, National Science Foundation.

PI, “2020 Environmental Performance Index”, 2019, Yale University.

PI, “Groundswell II: The Impact of Climate Change on Population Distribution and Migration: An Evidenced-based Analysis”, 2018-2020, World Bank.

Co-PI, “Continued Operation of the Earth Observing System Data and information system (EOSDIS) Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)”, 2018-23, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

PI, “The Impact of Climate Change on Population Distribution and Migration: An Evidenced-based Analysis”, 2017, World Bank.

PI, “SERVIR West Africa Project for USAID West Africa”, 2016-2021, US Agency for International Development (USAID) through Tetra Tech/ARD.

PI, “Meta-Analysis of Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping Studies: Improving Methods and Map Outputs”, 2015-2016, NSF through Socioenvironmental Synthesis Center.

PI, “West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA-BiCC) Project”, 2015-2020, US Agency for International Development (USAID) through Tetra Tech/ARD.

Co-PI, “Continued Operation of the Earth Observing System Data and information system (EOSDIS) Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)”, 2013-18, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Co-I, “Using NASA Earth Science Datasets for National Climate Assessment Indicators: Urban Impacts of Heat Waves Associated with Climate Change” with Battelle Memorial Institute, 2013-2015, NASA ROSES.

PI, “Socioeconomic Indicators by River Basin for the UNEP Transboundary Water Assessment Program”, 2013-2015, UNEP (Global Environmental Facility).

PI, “Mapping of Climate Hotspots for Climate and Development Knowledge Network Project”, 2012-2013, United Nations University.

PI, “Where the Rain Falls: Climate and Migration”, 2011-2012, CARE and United Nations University.

PI, “Africa and Latin America Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)”, 2011-2014, US Agency for International Development (USAID) through Tetra Tech/ARD. CIESIN

Co-PI, “2012 Environmental Performance Index”, 2011-2012, Yale University.

PI, “Project to Estimate Migration Flows By Ecosystem”, 2011, UK Government’s Foresight Project on Global Environmental Migration.

Co-PI, “Egypt Environmental Performance Measurement”, 2010-11, UNDP Global Environmental Facility.

Co-PI, “Using Satellite Data to Develop Environmental Indicators: An application of NASA Data Products to Support High Level Decisions for National and International Environmental Protection”, 2009-2012, NASA Applied Sciences Program.

Co-PI, “Climate Change and Migration”, 2009, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE).

PI, “Roads Data Development in Ethiopia”, 2009, Gates Foundation AGCommons Initiaitve Quick Wins Project.

PI, “Roads Data Development in East Africa”, 2008-09,US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) SERVIR project.

Co-PI, “Continued Operation of the Earth Observing System Data and information system (EOSDIS) Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)”, 2008-13, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

PI, “Compilation of Land Degradation Indicators for the Global Environmental Facility KM:Land Project”, 2007-08, United Nations University International Network on Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH).

Co-PI, “2008 Environmental Performance Index”, 2007-08, Yale University.

PI, “IUSSP-IHDP Population-Environment Research Network”, 2002-present, multiple sources.

PI, “Urban Population, Poverty and Sustainable Development”, 2003-04, UN Population Fund (UNFPA):

PI, “Remote Sensing Technologies for Ecosystem Management Treaties” (project with IBAMA, PROBIDES, and US Fish and Wildlife Service), 2003-05, US Department of State.

PI, “Project in Support of Ramsar Recommendation 6.3 on Community Involvement in Wetland Management,” multiple sources.

Manager, “Project on Population-Poverty-Environment Linkages,” funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Manager, “Project on Population and National Strategies for Sustainable Development,” 1996-99, funded by UNFPA.

Manager, Project on Water and  Population Dynamics, funded by US Agency for International Development (1996-1997).