Associate Research Scientist
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Twitter: mudfire
Yale Program on Climate Communication
Twitter: YaleClimateComm
Email: jennifer.marlon at yale (dot) edu


2009      Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon
2003      M.S., Geography, University of Oregon
1991      B.S., University at Albany, State University of New York


Wildfire, 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.

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