Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale Program on Climate Communication
Email: jennifer.marlon at yale (dot) edu
Education2009 Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon
2003 M.S., Geography, University of Oregon
1991 B.S., University at Albany, State University of New York
InterestsWildfire, Natural Hazards, Risk Perceptions, Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, Climate Change My research focuses on the physical and social dimensions of extreme weather events and natural hazards. I use paleo and modern data along with models to understand how long-term variations in fire occurrence are controlled by changes in climate, vegetation, and human activities; this in turn provides a foundation for understanding fire feedbacks to the climate system. On the social side, I use survey data to study public risk perceptions of weather and climate, focusing currently on hurricanes and heat waves.