Garry Brewer, F&ES Lecturer

Gary Brewer
Garry Brewer comes to F&ES from the Yale School of Management, where he is newly professor emeritus.  He is a political scientist whose career began at the RAND Corporation in the 1970s.  He came to Yale in 1974 and then departed in 1990-91 to become the dean of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources & Environment and a professor in the Michigan Business School.  In 1999, he accepted a professorship at the University of California-Berkeley and then returned to Yale as the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Chair in 2001.  Recent academic activities have more closely focused on initiatives in the Andes/Amazon region of South America.  
Through ongoing collaboration with the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, he has received numerous awards and honors during his academic career. Most notably, he was appointed by His Majesty the King of Sweden to be the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Sciences and elected to the Royal Swedish Academy.  He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education.  He is on the editorial board and is environmental editor for Policy Sciences.  He received his A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley, M.S. from San Diego State University and Ph.D. from Yale.
He teaches "Sustainability in Latin America," and he will continue to work closely with the environmental studies program at Yale College.  His office is located in Kroon 118.

Eli Fenichel, F&ES Assistant Professor

Eli Fenichel
Eli  Fenichel is an assistant professor at F&ES in natural resource and ecological economics.  His research focuses on natural capital, ecosystem services and disservices, and integrating ecological and economic sciences to manage ecosystems. Some current projects focus on infectious disease, with health as a form of biological capital and behavioral responses to health risks; outdoor recreation (e.g., fishing) as an ecosystem service and coupling ecosystem services to the ecological dynamics (natural capital) that provide the service; and invasive species and landowner decision-making.
He received his B.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, his M.S. in agricultural economics and Ph.D. in fisheries and wildlife with a specialization in natural resource and environmental economics from Michigan State University.
He teaches “Seminar: Making Better Decisions with Environmental Applications” and a course on nature as capital in the spring of 2013.  His office is located in Kroon 120.

Carlos Jaramillo, Visiting Scholar

Carlos Jaramillo
Carlos Jaramillo is the YIBS Bass Distinguished Visiting Scholar and is joining Yale from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.  His research focuses on the causes, patterns and processes of tropical biodiversity at diverse scales of time and space. He addresses questions from a paleontological perspective (mainly using fossil pollen, spores, plant megafossils and dinoflagellates) to understand and predict the behavior of biota in tropical ecosystems. He is also interested in Cretaceous-Cenozoic biostratigraphy of low latitudes, developing methods for high-resolution biostratigraphy and the paleobiogeography of Tethys.
He received a geology degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a M.S. in geology from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a PhD in geology and botany from the University of Florida.

Verlyn Klinkenborg, F&ES Lecturer

Verlyn Klinkenborg
Verlyn Klinkenborg is a nonfiction writer who has served on the New York Times editorial board since 1997.  He has written a number of books, including The Rural Life, Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Reptile; and Several Short Sentences About Writing.  His next book, More Scenes from a Rural Life, will be published in spring 2013.  In addition to books, he has published articles, reviews and editorials in a number of well-known and well-respected magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Mother Jones, National Geographic, Audubon, Esquire and Yale e360.  Rural life in America is a common focus for much of his writing and editorials.
He received a B.A. in English from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and is a Guggenheim Fellow.  He has taught courses at Fordham, Harvard, Pomona, Bard, St. Olaf and Bennington.
He is teaching “A Local Habitation and a Name, or Writing the World” this fall.  His office is in Sage 6.

David Kooris, F&ES Lecturer

David Kooris
In early July, David Kooris became the director for the City of Bridgeport's Office of Planning and Economic Development.  Prior to this position, he spent seven years at the Regional Planning Associates, including serving most recently as vice president.  His recent work with RPA focused on projects in the Hudson River Valley and southwestern Connecticut.  These projects involved the coordination between land use, transportation, housing, economic development and climate change.  He has also consulted in Turkey on a national infrastructure and development plan, and on high-speed rail for sustainable development in Morocco, Spain, South Korea and Taiwan.  The link between the built form and climate change pervades his work.
He completed a B.A. in anthropology and geography from McGill University (Montreal) and a master in city and regional planning and a master certificate in urban design from PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has lectured on the graduate level at Yale, Bard, Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Pratt, UConn, UPenn and Seoul National.   
He is teaching "Land Use Planning Practice at the Local and Region Level" and is sharing faculty office space in Kroon G-17.

Jennifer Marlon, F&ES Associate Research Scientist

Jennifer Marlon
Jennifer Marlon is an associate research scientist studying long-term environmental change, particularly relating to climate change and wildfires. She developed a global charcoal database that houses hundreds of lake sediment records, and co-led a large international collaborative effort to reconstruct the history of fire on Earth during the past 20,000 years. She is currently involved in several large, collaborative efforts to connect paleo and modern research, including an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (called PROBE), a PaleoEcological Observatory Network to assess terrestrial ecosystem models (PalEON), and a global PalaeoCarbon Modeling Intercomparison (PCMIP) effort.  Additionally, she is a member of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, where she studies public knowledge and perceptions of climate change.
She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in geography, both from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Anu Ramaswami, F&ES Visiting Fellow

Anu Ramaswami
Anu Ramaswami is a visiting fellow working with Marian Chertow.  She is professor of environmental engineering and director of the NSF-sponsored $3.2M IGERT Program on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Denver.
She is a technical advisor to the city and county of Denver, an expert advisor on developing greenhouse-gas emissions inventory protocols for ICLEI, formerly the International Council for Local Environmental Affairs, and has extensive experience working on GHG inventories and climate-action planning with more than 10 cities nationwide.
She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research spans environmental modeling, technology development for sustainability, and integration of science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation in communities.

Andrew Tung, ASLA, Esq., LEED AP – F&ES Lecturer

Andrew Tung
Andrew Tung has over 30 years of experience in environmental planning, regulatory processing and project management for institutional, corporate and developer clients.  He is a registered landscape architect, lawyer and LEED-accredited professional.  Recent professional projects include the consolidation and expansion of the Pace University campus in Pleasantville, N.Y.; the integration of multifamily residential use into the former Reader’s Digest corporate campus in Chappaqua, N.Y., for Summit/Greenfield; and the proposed redevelopment of the former General Motors assembly plant site in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.  
He holds a B.A. in architecture from Yale University, a master of landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, and a juris doctorate from Pace University School of Law.  He is a licensed landscape architect in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and was admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut.  He also serves as president of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation.
He will teach “Sustainable Sites” in Spring 2013 and share office space in Kroon G-17.
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PUBLISHED: September 24, 2012

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