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Sarah A. Green

Michigan Technological University
United States of America


Dr. Sarah A. Green is interested in all aspects of environmental chemistry from molecular analytical methods to global climate change, including the science policy interface. Dr. Green has been a member of the Chemistry Department at Michigan Tech since 1994 and served as Department Chair from 2004 to 2013. She was awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship to serve in the Bureau of East Asia-Pacific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State (2013-14). Dr. Green currently serves as co-vice chair for the Scientific Advisory Panel on the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), United Nations Environment Programme.

Research Interest

Climate change communication, Science-policy interface, Response of aquatic systems to, climate change, Great Lakes, Behavior of metal-contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior, basin, Fluorescence-based analytical methods, Aerosol chemistry, Origin and fate of dissolved, organic carbon (DOC) in terrestrial lake and marine environments, Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment, integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.


  • Kerfoot, W. C., Yousef, F., Green, S. A., Regis, R., Shuchman, R., Brooks, C. N., Sayers, M., et al. (2012). Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral studies of disturbed Lake Superior coastal environments. Limnology And Oceanography, 57(3), 749–771. doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.3.0749.

  • Cook, J., Nuccitelli, D., Green, S. A., Richardson, M., Winkler, B., Painting, R., R. Way, P. Jacobs, A. Skuce (2013). Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. Environmental Research Letters, 8(2), 024024.

  • Hering, J. G., D. A. Dzombak, S.A. Green, R. G. Luthy, D. Swackhamer. (2014). Engagement at the Science–Policy Interface. Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (19), 11031–11033.

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