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 a range of methods (e.g. surveys, experiments, modeling) to understand public perceptions of and responses to environmental change, 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). The dataset has been used to understand the response of fire regimes to abrupt climate changes, the role of fire in the expansion of agriculture during the Holocene, and human impacts on fire during the Industrial Era. Her research has been published in diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals including Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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
CURRENT OPINION IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES2021
Mask-Wearing Increased After a Government Recommendation: A Natural Experiment in the US During the COVID-19 PandemicFRONTIERS IN COMMUNICATION2020
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA2020