Arne Bomblies is Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont. He earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering from MIT in 2009. Dr Bomblies’ research focuses on the impacts of climate variability and change. He has recently spent almost two years in Niger and Ethiopia researching the connection of malaria transmission and climatic variability using field observations and hydrology models. This research has yielded much detailed, mechanistic insight into hydrologic processes linking malaria, mosquito populations, and climate.