Michael H. Simpson (MS, MA)Department Chair and Core Faculty, and Director for the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
Department of Environmental Studies
Program Director, Resource Management and Conservation Masters Degree and Sustainable Development and Climate Change Masters Degree Concentration
Within the wetlands ecology domain, my current research has focused on the impacts to wetlands from the extraction of large volumes of groundwater through bedrock wells.
In the watershed assessment domain, I am working with a former RMA student to model economic impacts from increased run-off at the micro-watershed level as the result of forcasted climate change due to global warming.
In the materials and energy sustainability domain, I have been working with UWEP program (Gouda Netherlands) modelling the avoided greenhouse gas impacts from establishing intergarted solid waste management systems that are labor intensive for those labor-rich, capital-poor economies in the developing world.