Christian G. Andresen


Professional affiliations

  • Teaching assistant, Environmental Sciences; University of Texas at El Paso, Fall 2013.
  • Multiple guest lectures and workshops on “How to apply for the NSF Grad. Res. Fellowship”; 2012-2014
  • Mentored students in environmental sciences and research methods for field sampling, environmental chemistry, remote sensing and GIS.
  • Underrepresented minority student mentor at:

            -Society of Wetlands Scientists Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP; 2013-2015)
            -Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) INSTARS Minority Program (2013).
            -Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Minority Program (ASLOMP; 2015).

2014       Ph. D. Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso. GPA: 4.0/4.0             
2008       B. S. Environmental Science, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

2012       National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship NSF-GRFP .
2014       Dr. Diana Natalicio Presidential Dissertation Fellowship .
2010       NSF-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Fellowship.
2011       “Modelling of the Arctic Climate System” U. Of Alaska at Fairb.
2007       Pathways Undergraduate Research Program Fellowship.
2005       Undergraduate Mentoring for Env. Bio. (UMEB) Research Fellowship.

Service activities

2019-present    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison
2015-2018        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory
2008-2010        Remote Sensing Analyst, UTEP.
2006-2008        GIS & Remote Sensing Research Technician, UTEP.

Mentoring experience

Invited Talks

Research fellowships

2008 - Present.     American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2015 - Present.     Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN)


2018     Will Permafrost thaw dry the Arctic? From drones to global models. University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 2018
2018     The untold story of Arctic wetlands and their role in climatic feedbacks. Southern Illinois University, March 2018.
2017     Uncertainty in Arctic hydrology projections and the permafrost carbon feedback. Session: Biogeosciences (B31J) Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon

              to Climate Change I. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2017.
2017     Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Lidar deployment and data analysis. TLS workshop, UNAVCO, Boulder, Co. October 2017.
2017     Uncertainty in Arctic hydrology projections and associated climatic feedbacks. Santa Fe international Climate Conference, Santa Fe, NM, February.
2016     Projected Drying in Permafrost Regions: A model inter-comparison. Permafrost Carbon Network Leads Meeting, Postdam, Germany, July 2016.
2016     Hydrology model inter-comparison of Permafrost-enable earth land models. Permafrost Carbon Network Annual meeting, San Francisco, Ca, 2016.
2015     Understanding and monitoring decadal-scale changes in hydrology and carbon balance in Arctic wetlands. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth

             and Environmental Sciences Seminar, April 2015.
2013     Invited speaker at the “School-yard Talks Series”, Barrow Public Library, Alaska (2010-2013).
2012     Radio station invited speaker, KBRW 91.9 FM in Barrow, AK, air on August 8th, 2012.
2009     Sensores Remotos, Sistemas de Informacion Geografica en el Artico. Junta anual de la Asociación Mexicana de Geólogos Petroleros.Jan 17,  

             Tampico, Tamps., Mexico. (Keynote speaker)

Professional appointments

  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Geophysical Research, Hydrological Processes, Environmental Research Letters, Remote Sensing of Environment, Advances in Remote Sensing, Global Change Biology, AMBIO.
  • President of Los Alamos Postdoc Association (LAPA) (2017-2018)
  • AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award Judge, 2017 Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • International Arctic Terrestrial Modelling workshop organizing committee member. Oxford, UK (2017).
  • Communications Chair at Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc Association (LAPA) (2016-2017).
  • Editor of Los Alamos Postdoc Association (LAPA) Newsletter (2016-2017)
  • Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN) Arctic Hydrology Syntheses lead (2015-present).
  • Abiquiu Elementary School outreach GIRLS in STEM program invited speaker “Using drones to understand climate change in the Arctic” (Jan 27th, 2017)
  • Society of Wetlands Scientists (SWS) diversity committee member (2014-2017).
  • Society of Wetlands Scientists (SWS) student affairs representative for diversity program (2012-2014).
  • Sigma Xi UTEP Chapter student affairs rep. and admin committee board member (2011-2015).
  • El Paso Early College High-school Trans-mountain invited speaker (2014).
  • UTEP Undergraduate COURI symposium judge and judge coordinator assistant (2012-13).
  • UTEP Graduate Research Expo Volunteer (2012-14).
  • Outreach field trip guide, Barrow Alaska Elementary School (Summers 2011-13).
  • NSF-LSAMP research symposium judge (2012, 2013).
  • Vice-President of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UTEP chapter (2010-2011).
  • International Polar Year Outreach Program volunteer, University of Texas at El Paso, Centennial Museum Polar exhibit.   (Fall 2008 & Spring 2009).
  • Sci. Education Outreach Program volunteer, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park (Summer 2005 & Fall 2006).