Cameron Wake

Josephine A. Lamprey Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2329
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall Rm 354, Durham, NH 03824

Cameron Wake is a Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the Josephine A. Lamprey Professor in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data. In addition to teaching classes and lecturing widely on global environmental change, he serves as the program chair for UNH’s Sustainability Dual Major. Cameron also helps lead Climate Solutions New England, a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through the pursuit of integrated solutions that include building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

He is an author on over 85 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media. His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. In recognition of his engaged scholarship around the issue of climate change, Cameron was awarded the UNH Faculty Award of Excellence in Public Service in 2010.


  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.S., Geology, University of Ottawa

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 405: Global Environmental Change
  • SUST 600: SUST Independent Study
  • SUST 605: Sustainability Internship

Selected Publications

Levesque, V. R., Wake, C., & Peterson, J. M. (2021). Facilitating use of climate information for adaptation actions in small coastal communities. ELEMENTA-SCIENCE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE, 9(1). doi:10.1525/elementa.2020.20.00048

Levesque, V. R., & Wake, C. P. (2021). Organizational change for sustainability education: a case study of one university's efforts to create and implement institution-wide sustainability competencies. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 22(3), 497-515. doi:10.1108/IJSHE-09-2019-0285

Wake, C., Kaye, D., Lewis, C. J., Levesque, V., & Peterson, J. (2020). Undercurrents: Exploring the human dynamics of adaptation to sea-level rise. ELEMENTA-SCIENCE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE, 8(1). doi:10.1525/elementa.2020.060

Borsuk, M. E., Mavrommati, G., Samal, N. R., Zuidema, S., Wollheim, W., Rogers, S. H., . . . Gardner, K. (2019). Deliberative multiattribute valuation of ecosystem services across a range of regional land-use, socioeconomic, and climate scenarios for the upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, USA. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 24(2). doi:10.5751/ES-10806-240211

Polashenski, D. J., Osterberg, E. C., Koffman, B. G., Winski, D., Stamieszkin, K., Kreutz, K. J., . . . Lewis, G. M. (2018). Denali Ice Core Methanesulfonic Acid Records North Pacific Marine Primary Production. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 123(9), 4642-4653. doi:10.1029/2017JD028123

Hayhoe, K., Wake, C., Anderson, B., Liang, X. -Z., Maurer, E., Zhu, J., . . . Wuebbles, D. (2008). Regional climate change projections for the Northeast USA. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE, 13(5-6), 425-436. doi:10.1007/s11027-007-9133-2

Hayhoe, K., Wake, C. P., Huntington, T. G., Luo, L., Schwartz, M. D., Sheffield, J., . . . Wolfe, D. (2007). Past and future changes in climate and hydrological indicators in the US Northeast. CLIMATE DYNAMICS, 28(4), 381-407. doi:10.1007/s00382-006-0187-8

Shrestha, A. B., Wake, C. P., Dibb, J. E., & Mayewski, P. A. (2000). Precipitation fluctuations in the Nepal Himalaya and its vicinity and relationship with some large scale climatological parameters. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, 20(3), 317-327. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0088(20000315)20:3<317::AID-JOC476>3.0.CO;2-G

Shrestha, A. B., Wake, C. P., Mayewski, P. A., & Dibb, J. E. (1999). Maximum temperature trends in the Himalaya and its vicinity: An analysis based on temperature records from Nepal for the period 1971-94. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 12(9), 2775-2786. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1999)012<2775:MTTITH>2.0.CO;2

WAKE, C. P., MAYEWSKI, P. A., LI, Z., HAN, J., & QIN, D. (1994). MODERN EOLIAN DUST DEPOSITION IN CENTRAL-ASIA. TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY, 46(3), 220-233. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0889.1994.t01-2-00005.x

Most Cited Publications