Over recent decades, significant changes to seasonal start
date and length have been observed. This presentation explores the
importance of seasonal climate change and considers how recent changes are
intertwined with a variety of economic, ecological, and human-health concerns.
Dr. Michael Allen is an Assistant Professor of Geography within the Department of Political Science & Geography at Old Dominion University. He earned his B.S. in Earth Science–Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania (2008) and both his M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in Geography from Kent State University. Dr. Allen's research explores the intersection of weather and climate on human health particularly as it relates to extreme temperatures, climate variability and change. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications in journals, including Physical Geography, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, and the International Journal of Climatology. Michael also serves as the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Biometeorology and is affiliated with the ODU Resilience Collaborative.
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