Faculty Expert Profile
Benjamin Zaitchik's research is directed at understanding, managing and coping with variability of climate and the Earth's water cycle. He is heading up an international effort to support research into finding whether climatic patterns are connected to the spread of the coronavirus.
Managing climatic variability relates to the ability to control the influences of human systems, such as their pollutants, on climate and hydrology at the local, regional, and global scales. Coping with variability includes improved forecast systems and methods of risk assessment.
His lab, the Hydroclimate Research Group, seeks to develop tools to help preserve biodiversity, protect food and water systems and improve human health.