Jennifer Marlon, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC). She obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. in Geography from the University of Oregon. Dr. Marlon uses surveys, experiments, and modeling to understand public perceptions of and responses to rapid environmental changes, particularly relating to climate and extreme weather events. Examples of her recent projects include the Yale Climate Opinion Maps and studies of coastal Connecticut residents’ hurricane attitudes and heat wave risk perceptions.
Dr. Marlon also studies the wildfire and climate change using sediment records. She developed the Global Charcoal Database, now an international collaborative effort, that houses hundreds of sediment records from lakes, soils, and oceans around the world (http://paleofire.org). Her research has traced the shift from climate- to human-driven fire regimes globally and has provided evidence of how wildfires respond to abrupt climate changes in the past. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Science, Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Marlon co-teaches "Environmental Data Visualization for Communication" in the School of the Environment and "Biology, the World, and Us" in Yale College.
Jennifer R. Marlon in the News
The Reading Palaeofire Database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal recordsEARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA2022
Information about the human causes of global warming influences causal attribution, concern, and policy support related to global warmingTHINKING & REASONING2022
To achieve deep cuts in US emissions, state-driven policy is only slightly more expensive than nationally uniform policyNATURE CLIMATE CHANGE2021
NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE2021
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS2021