Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography & ODU Resilience Collaborative

Fall 2017 Seminar Series


Michael Allen
Department of Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University

Monday, September 18, 2017
3:30 PM
Conference Center, Innovation Resarch Building II
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508


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.

Reception before seminar at 3:00 PM

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