University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Michael Coe

Michael Coe Affiliate

PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MS, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BA, Geology, Miami University



Dr. Coe is as senior scientist at The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Woods Hole, MA. His research interests are in understanding how human land cover change and land management decisions affect the energy and water balances and feedback to regional climate. He is currently participating in projects based in the Brazilian Amazon and savanna environments. He leads field research programs to collect data on how expanding agriculture changes evaporation, soil moisture, river discharge and biochemical cycles. He and his colleagues combine field data with satellite observations and earth system computer models to better understand the scale of historical and potential future human impacts on tropical climate and ecosystems and help develop mitigation strategies. Prior to working at WHRC he was a scientist at the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a visiting scientist at Lund University, Sweden, and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.

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