Kenneth Broad

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
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Dr. Kenny Broad is an environmental anthropologist who studies the relationship between humans and their environment. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999. Kenny has led or participated in extreme scientific and filmmaking expeditions on every continent – from urban jungles to the deepest caves on the planet – to gather information and samples that shed light on little known environmental and cultural subjects. He is a professor and Chair of Division of Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and is Director of the University’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science. He also Co-Directs the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University. Broad’s numerous publications address the interdisciplinary aspects of natural resource management, ranging from the impacts of climate variability and change to environmental justice to perceptions of risk by diverse stakeholder groups. Broad was chosen as the 2011 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He also received the National Geographic 2006 Emerging Explorer Award and was elected a Fellow National of the Explorers Club in 2009.