Shimon Anisfield

Shimon C. Anisfeld

Senior Lecturer II and Research Scientist in Water Resources and Environmental Chemistry


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Dr. Shimon Anisfeld, known to his students and colleagues as Shimi, sees himself as an educator first and a researcher second. Two primary areas of interest have driven Dr. Anisfeld's teaching and research at Yale over the last 2+ decades: coastal ecosystems and freshwater management. The former is reflected in his long-term research on the response of Connecticut salt marshes to sea-level rise and other stressors, while the latter is the subject of his new book, Water Management: Prioritizing Justice and Sustainability, and the associated website. Besides courses in coastal ecology, water management, and water quality, Anisfeld also teaches Physical Science Foundations for Environmental Managers. Anisfeld sees water issues as central to the challenges facing the world in the coming decades, and hopes to help train environmental professionals who are well-equipped to face these challenges.


A.B., Princeton University;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shimon C. Anisfeld in the News



Drowning marshes: sea level rise and the fate of Connecticut's salt marshes