Dr. Kenny Broad

Director, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science

Professor, Department of Marine Ecosystems & Society, University of Miami RSMAS

Co-Director, Columbia University Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

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. 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.

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