Faculty Expert Profile

Benjamin Zaitchik

  • Professor

Languages spoken

  • English

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.

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Climate science
Simultaneous extreme weather created dangerous conditions in U.S.
Published June 28, 2022
The dangerous extremes are expected to continue to topple records as the effects of climate change continue to shift weather patterns
Can weather affect spread of coronavirus? JHU climate scientist says too soon to tell
Published Sept 18, 2020
Ben Zaitchik is leading an international task force developing best standards for researching how climate, environmental, and meteorological factors affect disease transmission

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