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Environmental Security Research

We are developing a methodology for studying the ways in which extreme environmental events and climatic anomalies can affect human and national security considerations.

We are developing a methodology for studying the ways in which extreme environmental events and climatic anomalies can affect human security considerations such as food production, population dynamics, and resistance to natural hazards/disasters.  We are trying to understand how these human security issues can influence or directly impact U.S. national and homeland security through problems associated with mass migration, resource-based conflict, and/or damage to critical infrastructure.  We are also looking at strategies to translate environmental security concerns into policy recommendations for high-level decision-makers.  

Researchers

John Lanicci Dr. John M. Lanicci

Professor, MSA Program Coordinator

Master of Science in Aeronautics

Applied Aviation Sciences

Dr. Lanicci has over 30 years experience in the meteorological profession. He is currently the Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Aeronautics program, and has taught nearly a dozen undergraduate and graduate courses.

Jim Ramsay Dr. Jim D. Ramsay MA, CSP

Chair

Security Studies & International Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jim Ramsay began the HS program at ERAU in 2006, and has been the program coordinator since that time. Ramsay teaches several classes and directs the internship program and the senior capstone consulting project.