Contacts for the Media

Reporter looking for an expert? Following is a list of faculty in Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute who can offer expertise on climate change, hurricanes, the weather and other topics. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact Bernd Haupt (bjhaupt@psu.edu).

 

Antarctic ice sheets and climate change

 

Astrobiology – life on the planets

  • Christopher House - Professor of Geosciences, Director of PA Space Grant Consortium

 

Dinosaurs, fossils and minerals

  • Russ Graham - Associate professor and director for exhibits of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences museum

 

Earthquakes

 

Meteorology – hurricanes, weather events

 

Paleontology – ancient earth

  • Lee Kump - Professor of Geosciences, head of the Department of Geosciences

 

Water quality and Marcellus Shale natural gas

 

Wetlands

 

Wildfires

  • Alan Taylor - E. Willard Miller professor of geography