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David M. Ellis has worked with people known as Pawaia in the Pio-Tura region of Papua New Guinea. He was previously a researcher with the Future of Rainforest Peoples programme, sponsored by the European Commission, and was based at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His publications have focused on ethnography of people of the Pio-Tura region and of conservation practitioners and others working on their lands. He is currently engaged in research and advocacy on international environmental, trade and development policy in the UK.

Timothy J. linan is the director of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) at the University of Arizona. His research on climate and society has spanned two decades and three continents. He currently is involved in climate change research in Northeast Brazil and in Bangladesh and has published widely on vulnerability and adaptation to climate variability.

Jan Golinski is professor of History and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820 (Cambridge 1992); and of Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science (Cambridge 1998); and co-editor of The Sciences in Enlightened Europe (Chicago 1999).

Trevor A. Harley is senior lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Dundee, Scotland. A keen amateur meteorologist, he has kept his own detailed weather records for many years, and maintains a popular website devoted to extreme weather events in Britain. His main area of research is the psychology of language. He is author of the text The Psychology of Language (Psychology Press, 2nd ed. 2001).

Anne Henshaw is the director of the Coastal Studies Center and an adjunct assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College. She conducts research in both archaeology and ethnography in several northern communities on Baffin Island, Canada. She has published articles on climate and culture in the Arctic in several journals including Arctic and Journal for Anthropological Archaeology.

Keith Ingram is an agronomist/crop physiologist with special interests in drought resistance and rainfed farming systems. He has conducted research in South and Southeast Asia and West Africa. He is currently editing a book on controlled environment systems for agriculture.

Christine Jost is an assistant professor of International Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Environmental and Population Health at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the director of the Tufts University World Health Organization collaborating center for veterinary public health and analysis, and works in Asia and Africa. Her research interests include participatory epidemiology, ecosystem health, and developing community-based methods in research and intervention.

Paul Kirshen is research professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Tufts University and Director of the Tufts Water, Sustainability, Health, and Ecological Diversity (WaterSHED) Center. He has conducted research on the use of seasonal rainfall forecasting, long-term climate change impacts and adaptation, integrated water resources management, decision support systems, and hydrology. He has worked in the USA as well as in Africa and Asia. His articles have appeared in both engineering and social science journals.

Gemma Metherell was educated at Sexey's School Bruton, England and then graduated from The University of Birmingham (UK) in 2002 with an Honours degree in Geography. Her work on Monet and his depiction of weather in his London Series reflects her interest in both art and geography. She is now pursuing a career as an officer in the British Army.

Astrid E. J. Ogilvie is a research scientist and fellow of INSTAAR (The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is also Senior Affiliate Scientist at the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri, Iceland. She is a climate historian and human ecologist with many publications on her main research focus, the Arctic and North Atlantic regions, in particular the climatic and social history of Iceland.

Ben Orlove is a professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis, and also an adjunct senior research scientist at Columbia University in New York. He has conducted research in Peru and Bolivia, and also has significant field experience in Uganda. His most recent book is Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca (California 2002). His articles on climate and society have appeared in Nature and American Scientist.

Gísli Pálsson is professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland and the University of Oslo. Among his main books are The Textual Life of Savants (1995), Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives (1996, co-editor), Images of Contemporary Iceland (1996, co-editor), and Writing on Ice: The Ethnographic Notebooks of Vilhjalmur Stefansson 2001, editor). Pálsson's current research focuses on the social implications of biotechnology, medicine and information technology. He is also engaged in research on human-environmental relations, ecological knowledge and the social implications of climatic change. Pálsson has done anthropological fieldwork in Iceland and The Republic of Cape Verde.

Michael Paolisso is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has conducted fieldwork in several Latin American countries, Kenya, Nepal, and for the past 6 years focused his research on the Chesapeake Bay region. His recent journal publications focus on the cultural construction of environmental problems, cultural models, anthropological research methods, and applied anthropology.

Steve Rayner is director of the ESRC Science in Society Programme, a national research programme based at Oxford University's Said Business School, where he also holds the post of professor of Science in Society. He was previously professor of Environment and Public Affairs at Columbia University and has held senior research positions in both the Pacific Northwest and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He is editor (with Elizabeth Malone) of Human Choice and Climate Change: An International Assessment (4 volumes).

Carla Roncoli is the deputy director of the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management CRSP and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. She has worked in several countries in West and North Africa. Since 1998 she has conducted research in Burkina Faso for the NOAA-funded Climate Forecasting and Agricultural Resources Project. She has published several articles on livelihood adaptations to climate variability and on farmers' uses of local and scientific climate information.

Todd Sanders is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. He has taught at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has published widely on ritual, gender symbolism, witchcraft and neoliberalism in Tanzania and Kenya and has co-edited Transparency and Conspiracy: Ethnographies of Suspicion in the New World Order (Duke 2003); Magical Interpretations, Material Realities: Modernity, Witchcraft and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa (Routledge 2001); and Those Who Play with Fire: Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa (Athlone 1999).

Sarah Strauss is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. Her research themes include globalization, environment, and health in Switzerland, India, and the USA. She has published on the subject of yoga practice in the Journal of Folklore Research and History and Anthropology, as well as in the forthcoming book, Positioning Yoga (Berg 2004). She is now working on a comparative study of water quality and the perceived qualities of waters in the Swiss Alps and the American Rockies, with emphasis on the impact of global climate change on local water resource management.

John E. Thornes is a reader in Applied Meteorology in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He is currently editor of the journal Meteorological Applications. He runs a final year course in 'Geography and the Visual Arts' and published 'John Constable's Skies' in 1999. He recently helped to define a new branch of climatology: 'cultural climatology'.

Marcela Vasquez-Leon is a research associate at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the University of Arizona. She has conducted research with rural communities in Mexico and the US Southwest. Her articles on climate and society have appeared in Global Environmental Change and Human Organization.

Colin Thor West is a graduate research associate in the Bureau of Applied Anthropology and a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, both at the University of Arizona. He has researched climate and society issues in both Burkina Faso and the US Southwest. His co-authored work has appeared in the journal

Climate Research.


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