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Dr. Michael J. Puma

Columbia University

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 USA

Phone: 212-678-5667
MS: 709

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Dr. Puma studies water, food, climate issues and global food security as well as systemic risk in the global food system. His work has contributed to the understanding of land-atmosphere interactions, especially the impacts of irrigation on temperature and precipitation. He is working to understand the limits to predictability for water and food systems, because each needs a fundamentally different approach and is sensitive to non-predictable extremes. He teaches courses at Columbia University on hydrology and water governance.

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