Julienne C. Stroeve received a PhD in geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, in 1996, for her work in understanding Greenland climate variability. Subsequently she has been a research scientist at the University of Colorado, at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and now a Professor at University College London.
Her Arctic research interests are wide-ranging, and include atmosphere-sea ice interactions, synoptic climatology, sea ice predictability, climate change and impacts on native communities.
She has conducted field work in Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, and in high alpine environments. Efforts over the past decade has increasingly focused on trying to make sense of the rapid environmental changes being observed in the Arctic and what these changes will mean for the rest of the planet.
Professor Stroeve’s work has featured in numerous magazines and news reports, radio talk shows, and TV documentaries. She has given keynote addresses around the world on Arctic climate issues and briefed former Vice President Al Gore and Congressional Staff. Professor Stroeve has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to several national and international reports on climate change. Stroeve has been listed the last 5 years in Thompson Reuters most highly cited scientists.