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Holly Buck

Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Environmental policy, climate change policy, geoengineering, carbon capture, climate adaptation, environmental justice

Portrait of Holly Buck, University at Buffalo environmental policy and climate change policy expert.

Holly Buck is an expert on the social and political dimensions of environmental policies, and of strategies and technologies for preventing and adapting to climate change.

Buck has published extensively on the politics of carbon removal. Her 2019 book, “After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration,” examines topics such as industrial seaweed farms, large-scale carbon sequestration, restoration of wetlands and reforestation. She has also written about uncertainties surrounding solar geoengineering, in which — hypothetically — tiny aerosols could be injected into the atmosphere to block solar radiation.

Buck is interested in how communities can adapt to climate change, and in how the public and environmental groups engage with emerging technologies.

Additionally, Buck has studied the Salton Sea in southern California, drawing on interviews, community meetings and archival material to understand how people living in the area view the decline of this rapidly shrinking inland lake.

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Holly Buck, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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