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Dr. Zachary Tessler is a Research Assistant Professor and manager of the Coastal Science Synthesis Facility at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. An Environmental Scientist with a background in physical oceanography, Dr. Tessler’s research focuses on human-induced change in river delta systems, and how those changes affect the risk borne by coastal communities. He has published research articles in scientific journals including Science, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Remote Sensing, and Sustainability Science. Dr. Tessler developed and maintains a database of delta risk indices and associated GIS data for 48 globally-distributed deltas for use by the larger research community. He also was an active member of the Inter-Sectoral Model Intercomparision Project, producing global hydrological projections under several future forcing scenarios for community use.




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