Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Nina Berlin Rubin
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2019
BioNina Berlin Rubin is a 4th year PhD candidate in Earth System Science. Nina's research focuses on human behavior and decision-making in the face of acute climate extremes such as wildfire, wildfire smoke, and hurricanes.
Professor of Geological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Earth System Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPaleontology/Geobiology; Fossil record of plant physiology and development; Evolution of terrestrial ecosystems including fungi, animals, and environmental feedbacks with the biota
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2017
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI study sterol side chain alkylation via sterol methyltransferases (SMTs), particularly in sponges and their bacterial symbionts. I aim to identify and characterize SMTs necessary for the biosynthesis of side-chain alkylated sterols in the sponge holobiont to improve our interpretation of unusual sterane biomarkers currently used to indicate demosponges, some of Earth’s earliest animals.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI approach science questions from the molecular to the ecosystem level, such as (1) how abiotic pathways integrate into biological networks under extreme conditions, (2) what trace metals extremophiles require to maintain metabolic activity, (3) what novel methods can be applied to isolate extremophiles, and (4) how distinct trace gases cycle through extreme natural systems.
Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, at the Woods Institute for the Environment, at SIEPR and Professor, by courtesy of Earth System Science
BioMarshall Burke is an associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science, deputy director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and center fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-founder of AtlasAI, a remote sensing start-up. His research focuses on social and economic impacts of environmental change and on measuring and understanding economic development in emerging markets. His work has appeared in both economic and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Lancet. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in international relations from Stanford University.
Prospective students should see my personal webpage, linked at right.
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Summer 2019
BioI grew up in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2018 with an undergraduate degree in physics. I am broadly interested in atmospheric dynamics, idealized modeling, and climate change. My current research uses aquaplanet simulations to explore what factors determine global tropical cyclone frequency. My hobbies include hiking, birdwatching, and playing the piano.