ALEXANDER M. DE SHERBININ – Biographical Sketch & CV
Work: CIESIN, P.O. Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964 USA, Tel. +1-845-365-8988, Fax +1-845-365-8922
Email: adesherbinin -at- ciesin.columbia.edu
Alex de Sherbinin is a Senior Staff Associate for Research at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), an environmental data and analysis center within The Earth Institute at Columbia University specializing in the human aspects of global environmental change. He serves as deputy manager of the NASA-funded Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), and also serves as co-Coordinator of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), a global network of 1,800 social and natural scientists researching population-environment relationships that is sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). He is also chair of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Task Group, and a co-author of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).
Mr. de Sherbinin is a geographer whose research interests focus on the human aspects of environmental change at local, national and global scales. He has written peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reports addressing population dynamics and the environment; urban climate vulnerability and sustainability; climate change and migration; environmental indicators; consumption-environment linkages; environment and security; land-use and land-cover change; remote sensing applications for environmental treaties; social science applications of remote sensing; and community-based natural resource management.
Prior to joining CIESIN, Mr. de Sherbinin served as a USAID-funded 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.
Curriculum Vitae (as of February 2013)
International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN),
Deputy Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, September 2006-present
Senior Staff Associate for Research, October 1999-present.
IUCN-The World Conservation Union,
Acting Head, Social Policy Group, March-November 1998.
Population-Environment Fellow, January 1996-July 1999.
Population Reference Bureau (PRB),
Population Geographer, International Programs, October 1991‑December 1995.
Information Specialist, June 1989-October 1991.
Department of Anthropology,
Teaching Assistant, September 1987‑May 1989.
International Tree Project Clearinghouse, U.N. Non-Governmental Liaison Service, NYC.
Intern, May‑July 1987.
Agricultural Extension Agent (Irrigated Rice), July 1984‑ September 1986.
PhD, People, Land & Urban Systems, expected 2014, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
M.A. Geography, May 1989, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
coursework in economics, demography and anthropology. Thesis on the impact of
migrants’ remittances on economic development in the
B.A. Geography, 1984,
Awards: • Xerox grant (1983) to study
cultural diffusion in southern
grant (1983-84) to study climate and forestry in southwest
Training: Graduate courses at Columbia University
in Remote Sensing (Fall 2009), Econometrics (Spring 2005), Topics in Conservation Biology (Spring
2003), and Quantitative Analysis
(Spring 2001); Center for
Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) Summer Institute (May 2001),
Applications: ArcGIS 9.3, ArcView 3.1, ARC/INFO, ENVI, Microsoft Office, and SPSS.
English: native speaker
Spanish: conversant (
Chair of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Task Group (2010-2012)
Co-Chair of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Working Group (2008-2010)
Task Lead, Global Road and Human Settlements Mapping on GEO-Grid, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Work Plan (2009-2011)
World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of IUCN
Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) of IUCN
Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) of IUCN
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Task Force on Earth Observations, International Geosphere and Biophere Programme (2010-present)
Working Group for NSF DataNet Data Conservancy (DC) project, Resilient and Sustainable Cities (2011-present)
Methods & Data Working Group, European Science Foundation, Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth (RESCUE) (2009-2011)
Expert Group, World Water Assessment Program (2008-2009)
Scientific Committee of the Programme on the Interactions between Population, Development, and Environment (PRIPODE) (2002-2007)
International Editorial Board of MEDIAS-France Network Newsletter (2004-2007)
Scientific Advisory Board of the ESPERE Climate Encyclopedia (2002-2005)
RESEARCH AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PI, “Socioeconomic Indicators by River Basin for the UNEP Transboundary Water Assessment Program”, 2013-2015.
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-present, USAID through Tetratech/ARD.
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. Total: $22,000.
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,” 1998, 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).
Oliver-Smith, A., A. de Sherbinin. (forthcoming). “Something Old and Something New: Resettlement in the Twenty First Century.” In: S. Martin et al. (eds). Crisis Migration. Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Blackburn, S., C.A. Marques da Silva, A. de Sherbinin, F. Modesto, R. Ojima, S. Oliveau, C. Castellanos Perez Bolde. (in press). “Mega-urbanisation on the coast: Global context and key trends in the twenty-first century” In: M. Pelling (ed.), Megacities and Urban Regions on the Coast. London: Earthscan.
Claudia 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, in press. http://dx.doi.ort/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.009.
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.
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.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-012-0176-2
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, Vol. 334: 456-457. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1208821.
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. Available at http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/PopDistribUrbanization/PopulationDistributionUrbanization.pdf.
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. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0186-5_5
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. Available at 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. available at 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, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.04.023.
de Sherbinin, A., K. Warner, and C. Ehrhart. 2011. “Casualties of Climate Change,” Scientific American, January 2011: 64-71.
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. Available at http://www.earthzine.org/2010/12/20/.
de Sherbinin, A. 2009. “The Biophysical and Geographical Correlates of Child Malnutrition in Africa” Population, Space and Place Vol.15. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.599.
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). Available at http://www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/workshops.jsp
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. Available at http://www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/workshops.jsp
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. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2968/065002005
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. Available at 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.
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.
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. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792934/?tool=pubmed.
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.
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). Available at http://www.cicred.org/Eng/Publications/pdf/Policypapers/PP3.pdf
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.
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.
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,
de Sherbinin, A. 2002. "Land-Use and Land-Cover
Change," A CIESIN Thematic Guide,
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.
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.
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.
Sherbinin, A. 1999. “Two Threats to
Global Security.” in The People and Their
Planet: Searching for Balance, Barbara Baudot and
William Moomaw (eds.).
de Sherbinin, A. 1998. “Editorial”, PARKS, Vol. 8, No. 1. Available at: http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/parks_feb98.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. Available at: http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/parks_feb98.pdf
Sherbinin, A., and V. Dompka (eds.). 1998. Water and Population Dynamics: Case Studies
and Policy Implications,
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).
Sherbinin, A. 1996. “Human Security and
Fertility: The Case of
de Sherbinin, A. 1995. “World Population Growth and U.S. National Security,” Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environment and Security Report, No. 1, April 1995.
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. Available at 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.
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. Available at http://wheretherainfalls.org/.
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. Available at: http://epi.yale.edu.
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. Available at http://www.efgs.info/geostat-project/efgs-conference-2010-e-proceedings/e-proceedings_EFGS_2010_Deliverable_WP4.pdf/view
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. Available at 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. Available at http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/es/epi/
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. Available at 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.
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
Esty, D., M. Levy,
T. Srebotnjak, A. de Sherbinin, C.
Kim, and B. Anderson. 2006. Pilot 2006
Environmental Performance Index.
Sherbinin, A. 2005. Remote Sensing in
Support of Ecosystem Management Treaties and Transboundary
Esty, D., M. Levy,
T. Srebotnjak, A. de Sherbinin.
2005. 2005 Environmental Sustainability
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,
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.
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.
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,
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.
de Sherbinin, A., D. Hogan. 2011. “Box 3.1 Climate Proofing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”, in Chapter 3 of Rosenzweig et al. (eds), Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
de Sherbinin, A. 2007. “The New ENTRI Conference of Party (COP) Decision Search Tool” IISD MEA Bulletin, 20 December 2007.
de Sherbinin, A., R.S. Chen, M. Levy. 2007. “What Does Climate Change Mean for the Hazards Community?” Natural Hazards Observer, July 2007, pp. 11-13.
Sherbinin, A. 2006. Encyclopedia entries for “Consumption,” “Population
Dynamics,” and “Urbanization” in: Our
Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change,
Helmut Geist (ed.).
de Sherbinin, A. 2004. “Population and Environment Change: Fitting the Data to the Analysis,” IHDP Update, Issue 1, available at http://www.ihdp.uni-bonn.de/html/publications/publications.html
de Sherbinin, A. 2002. “Bytes of Note: Remote Sensing in Byte-sized Morsels,” Environment, Vol. 44, No. 1, January/February 2002.
de Sherbinin, A. 2000. “Bytes of Note: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture,” Environment, Vol. 42, No. 2, March 2000.
Chavarría, E., A. de Sherbinin and C. Valdés. 1999.
“Wetland Conservation in
Sherbinin, A. 1999. “Geographic Information Systems for Conservation and
de Sherbinin, A. 1998. “Water and Population Dynamics: The Urgent Need for Action,” The Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development Bulletin, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 1998.
de Sherbinin, A. 1996. “A Decade of Population and Environment at IUCN,” Population-Environment Fellows News, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 1996.
More than 20 articles in Population Today, the Population Reference Bureau's demographic news monthly, 1989-1995.
de Sherbinin, A., Integration of Remote Sensing, Biophysical and Socioeconomic Data for Global Change Research. Planet Under Pressure, 25-29 March 2012, London, UK.
de Sherbinin, A., F. Gemenne, and M. Castro. Government-led Displacement and Resettlement due to Climate Change. Planet Under Pressure, 25-29 March 2012, London, UK.
de Sherbinin, A., O. Wilhelmi, and M. Hayden. Exposure to Heat Stress in Urban Environments: Current Status and Future Prospects in a Changing Climate. Planet Under Pressure, 25-29 March 2012, London, UK.
Zell, E., S. Weber, A. de Sherbinin, and M. Levy. Environmental Indicators: An Application of Satellite Data Products to Support High Level Decisions for National and International Environmental Protection. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24-28 February 2012, New York, NY.
De Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, S. Adamo, K. MacManus, V. Mara, and L. Razafindrazay. Estimating Global Net Migration by Ecosystem and by Decade: 1970-2010. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24-28 February 2012, New York, NY.
de Sherbinin, A. Investing in Data. Eye on Earth Summit, 12-15 December 2011, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
de Sherbinin, A. Spatial Data Integration and Data Gaps for Climate Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation, ICARUS II, University of Michigan, 5-7 May 2011, Ann Arbor, MI.
de Sherbinin, A. Assessing Displacement and Resettlement due to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Projects, IAIA Symposium on Climate Change and Impact Assessment, 15-16 November 2010, Washington, DC.
de Sherbinin, A. Construction of Global Socioeconomic Data Sets and Applications of gridded socioeconomic data sets for elucidating human-environment interactions, European Forum for Geostatistics Annual Meeting, 5-7 October 2010, Tallinn, Estonia.
de Sherbinin, A, and R. Chen. Hazard Risk Assessment for Future Climate Impacts, Understanding Risk Conference, World Bank, 2-3 June 2010, Washington, DC.
de Sherbinin, A. The Effects of Climate Change on Displacement and Migration, Conference on Environmental Change and Its Impact on Human Society, Institut des hautes études internationales et du développement, 9 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
de Sherbinin, A. Humans Altering the Water Cycle, GTN-Hydrology Meeting, 7-8 July 2009, New York, NY
de Sherbinin, A. Electronic Environmental Governance, United Nations University International Institute for Science and Technology Workshop on E-Governance, 22 May 2009, Macau
de Sherbinin, A. Use of SeaWiFS data in human-environment research and for indicator development, Presentation to the Ocean Color Research Team meeting, 6 May 2009, New York, NY
Castro, M., A. de Sherbinin, and S. Vajjhala. Population Displacements Associated with Environmentally Significant Infrastructure Projects. 2009 IHDP Open Meeting, 27-30 April 2009, Bonn, Germany
de Sherbinin, A. Global Assessment of Vulnerability to Climate Change, Public Affairs Conference: Sustainable Actions for a Sustainable Future, 21-24 April 2009, Missouri State University, Missouri
de Sherbinin, A. Socioeconomic data for climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessment, 3rd NCAR Community Workshop on GIS in Weather, Climate and Impacts, 27-29 October 2008, Boulder, Colorado
de Sherbinin, A. Are conflicts between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction inevitable? Evidence from two global-scale analyses, Poverty and Conservation Learning Group Workshop, October 2008, Bonn, Germany
de Sherbinin, A. Designing A Data Commons for Sustainability Science: Lessons Learned from a World Data Center, International Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Literature and other Digital Scientific Information Resources in Central America and the Caribbean, 3-4 September 2008, Havana, Cuba
de Sherbinin, A., and K. Iwao. The ICSU CODATA Roads Development Working Group: Working Towards an Up-to-Date Publically Available Global Roads Data Set, Global Mapping Forum, 5-7 June 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
de Sherbinin, A. Integration of Poverty and Remote Sensing Data. Expert Group Meeting on Slum Identification Using Geo-Information Technology, 21-23 May 2008, Enschede, Netherlands.
de Sherbinin, A. Are conflicts between biodiversity and poverty reduction inevitable? Evidence from two global-scale analyses. Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Day, 9th Conference of Particies of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 24 May 2008, Bonn, Germany.
de Sherbinin, A. Stocktaking on Socioeconomic Information and Approaches: Regional Scale and Ways and Means to Improve Availability, Accessibility, and Effectiveness of Information: Gaps & Needs - An Information Provider Perspective. UNFCCC Expert Meeting on Socioeconomic Information under the Nairobi Work Programme, 10-12 March 2008, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
de Sherbinin, A. Urban Poverty Mapping: Data and Methods. PRIPODE Workshop on Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics, 11-13 June 2007, Nairobi, Kenya.
de Sherbinin, A., and G. Martine. Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics: Situating PRIPODE Research in the Larger literature. International Colloquium on Population-Development-Environment in the South, 21-23 March 2007, Paris, France.
de Sherbinin, A. Environmental Sustainability & Performance: Linkages to Governance. 4th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Worldwide Colloquium, 18 October, Pace University Law School, White Plains, NY.
Sherbinin, A. Environmental Status and
Sherbinin, A. The Geographical and
Biophysical Determinants of Hunger in
Sherbinin, A., I. Porzecanski, and J. Tolisano. The
Application of Remote Sensing in Support of Ecosystem Management Treaties and
in Tranboundary Contexts. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 14-18
Sherbinin, A., D. Balk, R. Chen, M. Levy and A. Storeygard. The Geographical and Biophysical Correlates
of Hunger and Infant Mortality: Lessons from CIESIN’s Poverty Mapping
Activities. 2004 Annual Meeting of
the American Geophysical Union, December 14, 2004,
Sherbinin, A., A. Storeygard, R. Chen, and P. Sanchez. Identifying and Analyzing Hunger Hotspots
in Africa, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American
de Sherbinin, A. The Role of Sustainability Indicators as a Tool for Assessing Territorial Environmental Competitiveness, International Forum for Rural Development, Brasilia, Brazil, November 4-6, 2003.
de Sherbinin, A. Frontiers in the Application of Sub-National Data in Population, Development and Environment Research, 2003 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Montréal, Québec, October 16-18, 2003.
de Sherbinin, A. and D. Balk, Analyzing the Determinants of Sustainable Development and Climate Vulnerability Using the PLACE Data Set, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, LA, March 5, 2003.
de Sherbinin, A. and C. Giri, Remote Sensing in Support of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: What Have We Learned from Pilot Applications?, 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 6-8, 2001.
Schiller, A., and A. de Sherbinin, W. Hsieh, and A. Pulsipher, The Vulnerability of Global Cities to Climate Hazards, 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 6-8, 2001.
Sherbinin, A., and M. Levy,The Geography of
National Level Environmental Sustainability Indicators, 2001 Annual
Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Levy, M., A. de Sherbinin, J. Cherry and F. Pozzi, Practical Challenges in Creating Integrated National-Level Environmental Data Sets: Lessons Learned from the Environmental Sustainability Index, poster presented at The Second National Conference on Scientific and Technical Data, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC, March 13-14, 2000.
de Sherbinin, A., Population
and the Environment: Lessons from Integrated Action, 1997 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental
Change Research Community, Laxenburg,
de Sherbinin, A., Human
Security and Fertility: The Case of Haiti, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Gelbard, A., A. de Sherbinin and L. Ashford, What I Hear When You Say Population, National Council for International Health (NCIH) Conference, Washington, DC, June 29, 1994.
de Sherbinin, A., Population Issues of Concern to the Foreign Policy Community, Third Conference of the International Consortium for the Study of Environmental Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, June 4, 1994, and Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2, 1994.
de Sherbinin, A., The Environmental Implications of U.S. Population Trends, From Rio to the Capitols Conference, Louisville, KY, May 25-28, 1993.
de Sherbinin, A. (panel organizer and chair), Human Rights and Refugee Issues: How Can
Geographers Contribute?, Annual
Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
de Sherbinin, A., Human
Rights and Development in Africa: A Geographic Perspective, Annual Meeting of the Association of
Sherbinin, A., Mauritanian Refugees:
Casualties of Rural Development?, Annual
Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,
Organizer: Workshop on Data Gaps for Research and Action on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. Tucson, Arizona, 1 June 2012.
Lead organizer: Bellagio Conference on Preparing for Population Displacement and Resettlement Associated with Large Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Projects, Bellagio, Italy, 2-6 November 2010.
Organizer: Methods of Data Integration: A SEDAC User Workshop, Population Studies Unit (NEPO), State University of Campinas, Brazil, 15-17 September 2008.
Organizer: Global Roads Data Workshop, Palisades, NY, 1-3 October 2007.
Scientific Coordinator: PRIPODE Workshop on Urban Population, Development and Environment Dynamics, Nairobi, Kenya, 11-13 June 2007.
Organizer and trainer: Spatial
Analysis for Human Dimensions Research. Workshop co-organized with and held
Organizer: Population, The Urban Poor, and Sustainable
Development. Workshop held at
Organizer: Global Spatial Data and Information:
Development, Dissemination and Use, Workshop held at the Lamont-Doherty
Earth Observatory and co-organized by CIESIN, FAO, UNEP, WHO and CGIAR.
Organizer: Remote Sensing and Environmental Treaties:
Building More Effective Linkages,
Co-organizer and rapporteur: Indigenous People’s and Local Communities’ Participation in Wetland Management, Global Biodiversity Forum-13, San José, Costa Rica, 7-9 May 1999.
Co-organizer and facilitator: Strategies for the Wise Use of Wetlands, Second International Conference on Wetlands and Development, Dakar, Senegal, November 10-14, 1998.
Organizer and presenter: Population-Poverty-Environment Linkages: An Overview, International Workshop on Population-Poverty-Environment Linkages, co-organized by IUCN, UNFPA and UNEP, Gland, Switzerland, September 23-25, 1998.
Co-organizer and chair: Participatory
Wetlands Management: Case Studies from Asia, International Workshop on Ramsar Site Management Involving Local
Organizer: Water and Population Dynamics: Lessons Learned
from Local Case Studies, IUCN World
Organizer and chair: Mapping
and Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Communication, IUCN World Conservation Congress,