Research Associate, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past, Harvard University, 2018-present
Associate Professor of Environmental Health, Long Island University, Brooklyn, 2019-present
Assistant Research Professor, Climate Change Institute, 2017-present
Director of Communications & Education, Blue Ocean Watch, 2018-Present
Managing Editor, MAPS (formerly DARMC), 2016-Present
Managing Director, World Ocean Forum, 2018-2019
Post-doctoral Fellow, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past, Harvard University, 2015-2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, 2015-2017
Lecturer on U.S. and European health and welfare, Harvard University 2015-16
Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University, 2008-2014
PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
BA, Washington University in St. Louis
Alexander More's research focuses on the impact of climate change on population and ecosystem health and the economy. By using ultra-high-resolution climatic, epidemiological, ecological and archeoscientific records, More brings recent drastic environmental changes into a broader perspective, one that permits stark comparisons between current and past trends in temperature, pollution, pandemic disease, and extreme weather, all of which directly impact food production, human health, economic prosperity, and political stability. He is author of several landmark studies of the impact of climate on pandemics and pollution, and an active contributor to the fields of environmental health and planetary health. He currently holds an appointment in the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard University, and is also Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute (University of Maine) and Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Long Island University in New York City.
Combining the expertise and resources of these institutions, More leads a project on the impact of climate change on human and ecosystem health and the economy in the last millennium. In addition to academic journals, his work has been featured in The Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian, Popular Science, Forbes, Smithsonian Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Der Spiegel, Archaeology Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemein, AGU's Eos, Science et vie, and more than 150 other print and online publications (see media page).