Expertise: Climate Change Adapatation and Resilience
Conducted multi-year research looking at the impacts to water resource, water conveyance infrastructure, and wetland habitat from trends in landuse change, combined with projected change in precipitation frequency and intensity. Current research includes working to create processes for effective stakeholder education, communication, and capacity to adapt to such changes.
Michael Simpson is an investigator (or PI) on multiple National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grants as well as grants under US EPA funding. He also serves as board chairman for the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resources; wetlands discipline chair for the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resources; and chair of the Project Technical Review Committee for the NOAA. He is associated with the New Hampshire Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, serves on a number of regulatory committees on water, wetland, and associated landuse issues, has been asked to provide testimony before the U.S. Congress and N.H. State Legislature.