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CIESIN, Columbia University
CIESIN, Columbia University

Bio, Publications

Dr. de Sherbinin’s research interests are currently focused on climate change vulnerability and risk mapping and the influence of climate change on human migration. He has also conducted research on environmental indicators, spatial data integration, the urban environment, and population-environment interactions. He is currently an associate director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), an interdisciplinary data and analysis center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He also coordinates the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), a Future Earth sustained partner, Prior to CIESIN he worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), and also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.

Selected Publications:

de Sherbinin, A., and G. Bardy. 2016. Social vulnerability to floods in two coastal megacities: New York City and Mumbai. Vienna Demographic Yearbook. Manuscript accepted.

de Sherbinin, A. 2016. “Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Data Integration: Lessons from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center”, In: Why Scale Still Matters: Applications That Advance GIScience and Remote Sensing, D.A. Quattrochi, E.A. Wentz, N. Lam, and C. Emerson eds. Boca Raton FL: CRC Press.

de Sherbinin, A., T. Chai-On, M. Jaiteh, V. Mara, L. Pistolesi, E. Schnarr, S. Trzaska. 2015. Data Integration for Climate Vulnerability Mapping in West Africa. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 4, 2561-2582;

de Sherbinin, A. 2014. Mapping the unmeasurable? Spatial analysis of vulnerability to climate change and climate variability. PhD diss., University of Twente.

de Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, E. Zell, S. Weber, and M. Jaiteh. 2014. Using satellite data to develop environmental indicators. Environmental Research Letters 9 (8).

Ubukawa, T., A. de Sherbinin, H. Onsrud, A. Nelson, K. Payne, O. Cottray, M. Maron. 2014. A review of roads data development methodologies. Data Science Journal 13:45–66.

Oliver-Smith, A., and A. de Sherbinin. 2014. “Something Old and Something New: Resettlement in the Twenty First Century.” In Migration and Humanitarian Crises, ed. S. Martin et al. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Adamo, S.B., and A. de Sherbinin. 2014. “Migration and Environmental Change in North America (USA and Canada).” In People on the Move in a Changing Climate, Global Migration Issues, vol. 2, ed. Pieguet, E. and F. Laczko. New York: Springer.

de Sherbinin, A. 2013. Climate change hotspots mapping: What have we learned? Climatic Change, 123(1): 23-37.

Claudia Pahl-Wostl, C., C. Giupponi, K. Richards, C. Binder, A. de Sherbinin, D. Sprinz, T. Toonen, and C. van Bers. 2012. Transition towards a new global change science: requirements for methodologies, methods, data, and knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy 28:36–47.

de Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, S.B. Adamo, K. MacManus, G. Yetman, V. Mara, L. Razafindrazay et al. 2012. Migration and risk: net migration in marginal ecosystems and hazardous areas. Environmental Research Letters 7 (4).

Wilhelmi, O., A. de Sherbinin, and M. Hayden. 2012. “Exposure to Heat Stress in Urban Environments.” In Ecologies and Politics of Health, ed. Crews, K., and B. King. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

de Sherbinin, A., M. Castro, F. Gemenne, M.M. Cernea, S. Adamo, et al. 2011. Preparing for resettlement associated with climate change. Science 334(6055): 456–457.

Adamo, S.B., and A. de Sherbinin. 2011. “The Impact of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Populations and Migration.” Chapter in Proceedings of the Expert Group Meeting on Migration, New York: United Nations Population Division.

de Sherbinin, A., A. Rahman, A. Barbieri, J.C. Fotso, and Y. Zhu, eds. 2009. Urban Population-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. Paris: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography (CICRED) (316 pages).