Texas Tech University

Climate & Society

Cristina Bradatan

Cristina is a sociologist. Her research focuses on social conflicts that arise due to the effects of climate change. She specifically focuses on climate change effects, adaptation, demographic methods, and migration. She seeks to find answers to, where will people go if they are climate refugees and what rights will they receive in those countries? Scientists expect 25 million to 1 billion to be displaced by the effects of climate change. Cristina creates models on migration effects and population structure and she is using those models to create solutions.

Rodica Gelca 

We regret that Rodica has passed away in a tragic accident. She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology who examined experimental and computational research on natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the environment. Rodica's research focused on using a statistical modeling approach of climate change impact on surface waters and their aquatic biotic communities. Thank you Rodica for your commitment to the Climate Science Center. We miss you. If you would like to donate in her name, please click here.