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 the Associate Director for Science Applications 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 also serves as deputy manager of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC); co-Coordinator of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN); chair of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Task Group; and co-author of the bi-annual Environmental Performance Index (EPI). He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) World Data System (WDS), and holds visiting appointments with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and two universities in China.

 

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 author of 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 vulnerability mapping; climate change and migration; 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 ResearchGate and LinkedIn, a Twitter feed, and blog postings through the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet, CODATA and WDS blogs.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae (as of April 2016)

 

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.

            Awards:            • Xerox grant (1983) to study cultural diffusion in southern Mexico.

                                    • Mellon grant (1983-84) to study climate and forestry in southwest Oregon.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

Associate Director, Science Applications, January 2015-present

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

Senior Staff Associate for Research, October 1999-December 2014.

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 and Edited Volumes

de Sherbinin, A., M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen, and R.V. Sliuzas. 2014. Mapping the Unmeasurable? Spatial Analysis of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Climate Variability. PhD Thesis. Enschede, Netherlands: ITC-University of Twente. http://ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/de_Sherbinin_2014_PhDThesis_UTwente.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

de Sherbinin, A., and G. Bardy. 2016 (in press). Social vulnerability to floods in two coastal megacities: New York City and Mumbai. Vienna Demographic Yearbook. Manuscript accepted. http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/yearbook/

de Sherbinin, A. 2016 (in press). “Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Data Integration: Lessons from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center”, In: Why Scale Still Matters: Applications That Advance GIScience and Remote Sensing, D.A. Quattrochi, E.A. Wentz, N. Lam, and C. Emerson eds. Boca Raton FL: CRC Press.

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.  

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0012.1.

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.

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

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.

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/.

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.

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. [post-print copy at: http://www.columbia.edu/~amd155/deSherbinin_2013_CCHotspots_ClimaticChange.pdf]

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.

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.

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.  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://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/4/48174/notasdepoblacion94.pdf

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

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. 

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. 

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

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.

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.  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.  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.   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. 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. 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

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.  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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956247807076725.

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.  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. http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/parks_feb98.pdf

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

de Sherbinin, A. 1995.  “World Population Growth and U.S. National Security,” Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environment and Security Report, No. 1, April 1995. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/report1a.pdf.

 

Reports, White Papers, and Proceedings

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://community.eldis.org/.5b9bfce3/ Spatial%20Vul%20Asses_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://community.eldis.org/.5bf8c6aa.

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://community.eldis.org/.5c1ec83b

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.

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://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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  http://epi.yale.edu/

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.

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)  http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/es/epi/2006archive.html

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://www.yale.edu/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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, “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).