Faculty/Postdoc Positions

Open Rank Faculty Positions University of Virginia The University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Open Rank- tenure/tenure track position in the broad area of “smart cities and landscapes” as part of a cluster hire in environmental resilience being coordinated through the pan-university Environmental Resilience Institute. https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Open-Rank-Faculty-Position-in-Environmental-Resilience-and-Equity_R0020593?source=HigherEdJobs  Princeton University The…

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Consider submitting an abstract to MSD session at AGU 2021!

We would like to draw your attention to MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) session at AGU21 Fall Meeting being held December 13-17, 2021 in New Orleans, LA. We welcome the abstract for session GC064 – MultiSector Dynamics: Uncertainty Characterization for Coupled Natural-Human Systems Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Session/118791 Invited speaker: Dr. Klaus Keller and Dr. Edoardo Borgomeo Abstract Deadline: August…

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2021 Q1 UQ/SD Working Group Meeting

Considering Model Parameter Uncertainty in Multi-objective Robust Optimizations: Implications for Decision Making in Multi-sector Dynamical Systems Jared D. Smith,Laurence Lin, Julianne D. Quinn, and Lawrence E. Band Abstract: MultiSector Dynamics studies integrate models from environmental, economic, social and other sectors to describe system behaviors. The resulting models are complex, and…

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Dynamic adaptation to climate change: framing the challenge of uncertainty characterization for human-environmental systems

By Jon Herman, UC Davis Multi-sector infrastructure systems face a number of uncertainties that are difficult to characterize and quantify. These include exogenous uncertainty in climate forcing, propagated through a chain of models and downscaling procedures; endogenous uncertainty in human-environmental system dynamics across scales; and sampling uncertainty due to the…

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October UQ/SD Working Group Meeting

What: Inaugural MSD UQ/SD working group meeting. Introduction to Working Group active members. Webinar presentation by David Lafferty (UIUC) titled “Estimating crop yield variability and shocks using downscaled climate models.” When: October 2, 2020, 2PM Eastern Time. Access: Contact multisector.uncertainty@gmail.com for access details.

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Can exploratory modeling of water scarcity vulnerabilities and robustness be scenario neutral?

J. D. Quinn, A. Hadjimichael, P. M. Reed, S. Steinschneider DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001650 Abstract:Planning under deep uncertainty, when probabilistic characterizations of the future are unknown, is a major challenge in water resources management. Many planning frameworks advocate for “scenario‐neutral” analyses in which alternative policies are evaluated over plausible future scenarios with…

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