Climate Change

Bill Chameides, professor, Nicholas School of the Environment. Specializes in global climate change and policy options to address it. Chameides worked for three years as the chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. (919) 613-8004;

James Clark, professor of environmental science and biology. Specializes in the effects of atmospheric chemistry and climate change on forests. Clark, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has written more than 120 refereed scientific articles and published four books. (919) 613-8036;

Susan Lozier, professor of physical oceanography. Specializes in the ocean’s response to climate change and elevated carbon dioxide levels. In a study published in Nature in May 2009, she and co-author Amy Bower of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reported finding a surprising new pathway for the North Atlantic Ocean circulation, a conveyor belt-like current that helps regulate the Earth’s climate. (919) 681-8199;

Jonas Monast, director for the climate and energy program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution regulation under the Clean Air Act and the intersection of financial markets and climate policy. (919) 681-7188;

Brian Murray, director for economic analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in the design of economic policies to address a range of environmental problems, with a focus on climate change policy. This includes the design of cap-and-trade systems; price containment mechanisms; and emissions offsets generated by the agriculture, forest and land use sectors. His work also focuses on blue carbon, which aims to use carbon finance to protect endangered coastal wetland systems rich in carbon and biodiversity. (919) 613-8725;

Billy Pizer, associate professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and faculty fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in how clean energy policies can effectively leverage the private sector, how environmental regulation can affect the economy, and how to improve market-based environmental policies. Prior to his arrival at Duke in 2011, he was the deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. (919) 613-8729;

Tim Profeta, founding director Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in market-based approaches to environmental regulations, with a particular focus on energy and climate change policy. He also specializes in the Clean Air Act, environmental law, and the politics of environmental protection efforts. (919) 613-8709;