Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education


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Amanda Lynch 
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Brown University
Box 1951, 85 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912

Committee term end date: December 31, 2025

Amanda obtained her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Melbourne in 1993. Her research focuses on the intersection between atmospheric science and environmental governance, with particular interests in the Arctic and in arid regions as places that express convergences of rapid change in natural and human systems.

Amanda developed the first Arctic regional climate system model in 1993, won the Priestly Medal in 2008, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, and the World Academy of Art and Science. She has been an editor at Journal of ClimateWeather, Climate and Society, and Science Advances. At the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel.  She was the founding director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.