These mathematicians, scientists and sustainability professionals are available to speak to school audiences and community groups on various topics related to MPE2013 and/or Math Awareness Month 2013 – the Mathematics of Sustainability. If you are interested in being listed on this page, please let us know by filling out this form to tell us about your background and interests.
Juan Restrepo, Dept. of Math, Atmospheric Sciences, and Physics, U of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 Topics: Global climate; ocean dynamics; uncertainty quantification.

Arizona 
Ethan Deyle, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U of CaliforniaSan Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 Topics: Understanding the combined stresses of overfishing; climate change and managing closely coupled species.

California 
Michael Ghil, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, U of California, Los Angeles, CA 90077 Topics: Chaos and climate; climateeconomics modeling; complexity science and extreme events. For general audience.

California 
Seth Haney, Dept. of Math, U of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110 Topics: Mathematical approaches to coexistence and competition in community ecology; the role randomness plays concerning biodiversity; mathematical biology. For 916 students.

California 
Alan Hastings, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, U of California, Davis, CA 95616 Topics: Regime shifts and tipping points in ecological systems. For general audience with some math background.

California 
Aneesh Subramanian, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U of CaliforniaSan Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 Topics: Nonlinear estimation; uncertainty quantification; tropical climate and waves in the tropics; linear and nonlinear waves in the tropics.

California 
Walter Craig, Dept. of Math and Statistics, McMaster U, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 Topics: The dynamics of ocean waves, in particular extreme waves such as tsunamis or rogue waves; the role of the ocean in weather and in climate.

Canada 
Martin Walter, Dept. of Math, U of ColoradoBoulder, Boulder, CO 80309 Topics: Various topics on math and sustainability; see his book Mathematics for the Environment.

Colorado 
Eli Fenichel, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale, New Haven, CT 06460 Topics: Thinking of nature as a form of capital & wealth; bioeconomics; using math to understand coupled humannatural systems; human behavior and response to infectious disease or invasive species. For graduate, undergraduate and general audience.

Connecticut 
Marian Gidea, Dept. of Math, Northeastern Illinois U, Chicago, IL 60625 Topics: Satellite and spaceship dynamics (design of low energy orbits); early detection of tipping points in the climate. For undergraduate students and general audiences with some math background.

Illinois 
Bret Elderd, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Topics: Math and disease ecology. For undergraduates and general audience.

Louisiana 
Mary Lou Zeeman, Dept. of Math, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011 Topics: Conceptual climate models; Tipping points and resilience in climate and/or sustainability applications; Mathematical Biology. For college, high school and general audience.

Maine 
Bill Fagan, Dept. of Biology, U of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Topics: Math in biological applications; population dynamics and extinction; invasive species; climate change and timing of biological events; animal migration and movement. For school and college audiences and general audiences.

Maryland 
Kayo Ide, Dept. of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, U of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Topics: Numerical weather prediction; ocean analysis and prediction; observing system design; Lagrangian transport and mixing in geophysical flows.

Maryland 
Eitan Tadmor, Center for Scientific Computation & Math Modeling, U of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Maryland 
Michael Neubert, Dept. of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543 Topics: Mathematical modeling of biological invasions; bioeconomic models for spatial fisheries management; general mathematical ecology. For undergraduate and graduate audiences.

Massachusetts 
C. Eugene Wayne, Dept. of Math and Statistics, Boston U, Boston, MA 02215 Topics: Dynamical systems and partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, interaction of vortices, behavior of twodimensional fluids. For undergraduate and graduate students.

Massachusetts 
Erica Klampfl, Dept. of Systems Analytics and Environmental Sciences, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Dearborn, MI 48124 Topics: Mathematical approaches to planning an automotive product portfolio strategy and helping customers understand their technology options to reduce emissions. For graduate, undergraduate and general audience.

Michigan 
Bob Megginson, Dept. of Math, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Topics: Mathematics of climate change; mathematical sense and nonsense in the public conversation about the future of planet earth; climate science and underrepresented communities.

Michigan 
Debra Rowe, Dept. of Sustainable Energies, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI 48331 and U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Washington, DC Topics: Education and actions for a sustainable future; renewable/sustainable energies; sustainable communities; civic engagement for a sustainable future; costs, benefits and return on investment from sustainable living. For general audiences.

Michigan and Washington DC 
Anna Barry, Institute for Math and its Applications, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Topics: Conceptual climate models, implications for bifurcations and tipping points. For high school, undergraduate and graduate audiences.

Minnesota 
Richard McGehee, Dept. of Math, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Topics: The case for anthropogenic warming; the Earth’s orbit and its influence on climate; an introduction to energy balance models; a dynamical systems approach to paleoclimate models. For undergraduates and general audiences.

Minnesota 
Samantha Oestreicher, Dept. of Math, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55405 Topics: Conceptual climate models, carbon budget over long and short terms, peatlandcarbon relationship, and/or biogeochemistry. For general audiences and undergraduate students.

Minnesota 
Bernard Lipat, Dept. of Math, New Jersey City U, Jersey City, NJ 07305 Topics: Modeling the distribution and health effects of urban lead; modeling the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown on the marine environment. For undergrad students.

New Jersey 
Ronnie Sircar, Dept. of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ 08544 Topics: Gametheoretic analyses of energy markets with emphasis on policy implications; economics of exhaustible resources, including modeling of shifts in energy markets toward more expensive alternative sources; dynamic games models to help design incentives for greener fuel production; financialization of energy and commodities markets.

New Jersey 
Edwin Gerber, Courant Institute of Math Sciences, New York U, New York, NY 10012 Topics: Climate change; the natural variability of the climate system; the general circulation of the atmosphere; the use of stochastic and numerical models to understand the Earth system. For 916 students.

New York 
Matthew Hoffman, Dept. of Math, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623 Topics: Integration of observational data with numerical models of atmospheres and ocean; oceanographic modeling and prediction.

New York 
Lisa Rogers, Courant Institute of Math Sciences, New York U, New York, NY, 10012 Topics: Mathematical modeling and education. For 916 students.

New York 
Joe Skufca, Dept. of Math and Computer Science, Clarkson U, Potsdam, NY 13699 Topics: Mathematical biology; sustainability. For 916 students.

New York 
William Bauldry, Dept. of Math Sciences, Appalachian State U, Boone, NC 28608 Topics: Using arctic sea ice extent to introduce environmental issues into the classroom.

North Carolina 
Avner Friedman, Dept. of Math, Ohio State U, Columbus, OH 43210 Topics: How the mathematical sciences contribute to sustainability like energy saving devices, protection against disease, and addressing pollution. For college students and general audience.

Ohio 
Jim Walsh, Dept. of Math, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 44074 Topics: Mathematical modeling of climate via loworder models; climate tipping points and greenhouse gases; snowball Earth. For undergraduate students.

Ohio 
Robert McConnell, (Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Geology at U Mary Washington), Corvallis, OR 97330 Topics: Issues of sustainable development–using math and critical thinking. For k16 students and general audiences.

Oregon 
Victor Donnay, Dept. of Math, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Topics: Examples of Math linked to Sustainability; incorporating sustainability into math education; use of service learning projects involved sustainability and math. For K16 educators, students, general audience.

Pennsylvania 
John Roe, Dept. of Math, Penn State U, University Park, PA 16802 Topics: Math of sustainability.

Pennsylvania 
Baylor FoxKemper, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brown U, Providence, RI 02912 Topics: The role of oceans in climate variability and change.

Rhode Island 
Jessica Libertini, Dept. of Math, U of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 02881 Topics: How to use mathematics to model foodrelated sustainability issues. For 916 students and faculty.

Rhode Island 
Daniel Abel, Dept. of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina U, Conway, SC 29528 Topics: Environmental issues; marine environmental issues. For all audiences. Sustainability across the curriculum; using math and critical thinking to teach sustainability. For faculty.

South Carolina 
Jiang Jiang, National Institute for Math and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, TN 37996 Topics: Regime shifts of coastal vegetation in response to storm surge. For undergraduate and graduate audiences.

Tennessee 
Kelly Sturner, National Institute for Math and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, TN 37966 Topics: Mathematics of understanding disease; measuring trees; quantifying biodiversity; modeling predatorprey relationships in soil. For 612 students.

Tennessee 
James Powell, Dept. of Biology, Math and Statistics, Utah State U, Logan, UT 84322 Topics: Temperature, tipping points and the Mountain Pine Beetle. For general university audiences.

Utah 
Ivan Sudakov, Dept. of Math, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Topics: Tipping points in climate; permafrost and global warming; permafrost methane emission.

Utah 
Chris Danforth, Dept. of Math and Statistics, U of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 Topics: Applications of mathematics to modeling of Earth’s weather and climate, predicting the future state of the atmosphere.

Vermont 
Daniel Vasiliu, Dept. of Math, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Virginia 
John Carter, Dept. of Math, Seattle U, Seattle, WA 98122 Topics: Models of tsunamis, models of waves in the ocean, models for waveenergy extraction. For undergraduate students and general audiences.

Washington 
Dargan Frierson, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, U of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 Topics: Climate models, from simple partial differential equation models to comprehensive global models; large scale dynamics; global warming.

Washington 
Katie Oliveras, Dept. of Math, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98102 Topics: Mathematical Models of Water Waves; Using Pressure Sensors to Measure Waves and Detect Tsunamis. For undergraduate students.

Washington 
Hans Kaper, Dept. of Math and Statistics, Georgetown U, Washington, DC 20007 Topics: Math and climate; conceptual models; dynamical systems; bifurcation phenomena.

Washington, DC 
Sam Stechmann, Dept. of Math and Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, U of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI 53706 Topics: Clouds and climate; tropical clouds and waves. For 916 students and general audience.

Wisconsin 