Mr. Alexander More, PH.D.
Award-Winning Climate Scientist, Economist, Photographer and Explorer
Alexander More is an award-winning climate scientist, economist, photographer and explorer. He is Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute and group leader for a revolutionary climate change project at Harvard University, where he earned his PhD with a book on environmental change and public health. He teaches in the School of Health sciences at Long Island University in New York City, where he is starting a new center for environmental and economic research and communication.
With projects spanning four continents and multiple expeditions, Dr. More uses cutting-edge tools to engage the public in the realities of climate change and the quest for solutions to it. He leads a project on the impact of environmental change on human and ecosystem health and the economy. He is one of the founders of the new discipline of archaeoscience, combining natural, archaeological, economic and public health data in landmark articles and interviews featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian, Popular Science, Natural History Magazine, and more than 150 other print and online publications worldwide.
Having learned to dive at age four, Dr. More has accumulated more than 1500 hours in underwater expeditions and surveys. He served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate, he is a fellow of the Explorers Club, where he is also chair of lectures and programs. He is a former Managing Director of the World Ocean Forum, current director of communications for Blue Ocean Watch, Director of the Honors College at LIU, and a fellow of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute. All his published data is freely available to the public, and also displayed on Harvard MAPS, a groundbreaking, Google-maps-like website that overlaps ultra-high-resolution environmental, health, and economic big data in maps that use AI and machine learning to find trends humans could never see.
Raised and educated in southern Italy and Greece in the early part of his life, Dr. More moved permanently to New York City on his own to complete his secondary education. He attended college in Chicago and eventually Washington University in St. Louis. He continued his studies in an interdisciplinary PhD program at Harvard University, where he earned multiple coveted awards and where he has conducted research for the past 15 years.