Jack Kartez

Jack Kartez, an early planning researcher in the environmental hazards and disaster studies field with NSF-sponsored projects since the 1980s, more recently has focused on multidisciplinary collaborations addressing long-term change including climate change. He serves as the social scientist for a new 2012-2016 NSF-funded Research Coordination Network initiative to better link climate modeling outputs to transportation engineering research needs for adaptation of civil infrastructure under nonstationarity. His work on Maine’s $20 million NSF EPSCoR-funded Sustainability Solutions Initiative focuses on the problem of linking research knowledge about landscape change to societal action. Kartez is Professor of Community Planning & Development at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service in the U. of Maine System.