University of Vermont

Diversity Climate Network (D-ClimNet)                                       Shaping the face of tomorrow's climate scientists

Principal Investigators of D-ClimNet




Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, UVM
Vermont State Climatologist

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux (Ph.D. McGill University, 1996) specializes in climate variability and change, historical climatology, climate literacy, severe weather hazards, drought, remote sensing and Geographic Information Science, and focuses on New England, Brazil and the Caribbean.

In addition to teaching and her involvement with D-ClimNet, Dr. Dupigny-Giroux is a principal investigator of the Satellites, Weather and Climate (SWAC) program which aims to improve climate literacy in Vermont's education system.

For a link to Dr. Dupigny-Giroux's personal page, click here


Marilyn N. Raphael, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Dept. of Geography, UCLA

Marilyn N. Raphael

Marilyn N. Raphael (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1990) is a Professor with research interests in Southern Hemisphere middle and high latitude climate dynamics, Antarctic sea ice - largescale atmosphere interactions, and global climate change and variability. Dr. Raphael teaches classes in Tropical climatology, Boundary Layer Climates, and Environmental Impact Analysis.

For a link to Dr. Raphael's personal page with a list of selected publications, click here





Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Geography, UGA

Marshall Shepherd

Marshall Shepherd (Ph.D. Florida State University) specializes in urban weather-climate, mesoscale weather processes, precipitation, tropical weather hazards, and satellite remote sensing. Dr. Shepherd is also an affiliate of the Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium (with the USDA) and a member of NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team.

In January 2011, Dr. Shepherd received the national Charles E. Anderson Award from the American Meteorological Society. Presented annually, this award recognizes "outstanding and sustained contributions in promoting diversity in the atmospheric sciences through educational outreach activities for students and scientists in multiple institutions."

For a link to Dr. Shepherd's personal page, click here




Thomas L. Mote, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Head, Dept. of Geography, UGA

Thomas L. Mote

Thomas L. Mote (Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994) studies the application of geospatial technologies to the study of hydroclimatic processes, particularly cryospheric processes; the impact and fingerprint of climate change on components of the hydrological cycle; the role of the cryosphere in climate change and water resources; and the impact of extreme events in the hydrologic cycle. Dr. Mote is also
co-director of the Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, co-editor of the climate section of Geography Compass and an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

For a link to Dr. Mote's personal page, click here



Doctoral Students

Marcus Williams
University of Georgia

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams (M.Sc. Florida State University) is the very first funded doctoral student in the D-ClimNet program. His doctoral program is being supported by NSF via D-ClimNet. He is working on his dissertation with Dr. Marshall Shepherd at the University of Georgia.

Mr. Williams' dissertation, New Perspective on Precipitation Cycling Framework on Irrigated versus Non-irrigated Surfaces, will investigate the impacts that are caused by the irrigation management practices in Southwestern Georgia (SWGA) and Southeastern Alabama (SEAL).





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