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Marc A. Levy

Senior Staff Associate in the Center for International Earth Science Information Network; Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
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202 Geoscience, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades NY 10964

Marc Levy serves as Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a unit of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is a political scientist specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change. He has worked closely with the U.S. government and the United Nations on climate-security problems, and is currently a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment.

In addition to researching climate-security connections, Levy explores methods for predicting emerging infectious disease risk and for measuring sustainable development, and is leading a project in Haiti to reduce vulnerability to disaster risks by integrating ecology and economic development goals on a watershed scale.

Before coming to Columbia University in 1998, Levy held teaching appointments at Princeton University and Williams College.


Research & Other Works
Using satellite data to develop environmental indicators
What is the role for conservation organizations in poverty alleviation in the world’s wild places?
Assessment of Select Climate Change Impacts on U.S. National Security
Migration and risk: net migration in marginal ecosystems and hazardous areas
Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecosystem Change: an Overview
Malaria Stratification, Climate, and Epidemic Early Warning in Eritrea
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