- Research Interests/Specializations
I am interested in transformations of complex social and ecological systems in the context of climate change. My research generally involves geospatial analysis and climate change adaptation. My current research project focuses on: 1) the identification of harbingers of change; 2) the modeling of niche projects at the regional scale; and 3) analyzing regional strategies that could be used to trigger development path shifts.
- Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College
- Master of Environmental Management, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
- Courses Taught
- LDARCH 12 - Environmental Science for Sustainable Development
- ENVDES 4C - Future Ecologies: Urban Design, Climate Adaptation, and Thermodynamics
- Selected Publications
Hirschfeld, D (2016). “Transformational Capacity – Exploring a Place’s Ability to Change.” Oral Presentation at Livable Cities Forum. September 2016
Vengosh, A., Hirschfeld, D. et. al. (2014). “Response to Comment on ‘High Naturally Occurring Radioactivity in Fossil Groundwater from the Middle East.’” Environmental Science & Technology 48 (16): 9946–47.
Hirschfeld, D (2012). “Mainstreaming resilience in a sustainability index: Building from a community’s combined hazard mitigation/climate change adaptation approach.” Oral Presentation at Resilient Cities. May 2012.
The World Bank Group (2011). Urban Development Group. “Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities.” Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/F6TB1XE3M0
U.S. Global Change Research Program (2011). The United States National Climate Assessment. “Uses of Vulnerability Assessments in the National Climate Assessment.” NCA Report Series, Volume 9. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC.
Vengosh, A., Hirschfeld, D. et. al. (2009). “High naturally occurring radioactivity in fossil groundwater from the Middle East.” Environmental Science & Technology. 43(6), 1769-1775.