Curriculum Vitae

Employment:
5/2016 – presentPostdoctoral researcher
Plant-Atmosphere Interactions working group
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research / Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
LUC4C project (Land-use change: Assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation), EU FP7 603542.
9/2010 – 4/2016PhD student
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
Thesis title: "Investigating the impact of agricultural fire management practices on the terrestrial carbon cycle"

Education: 
4/2016
(9/2012: M.A.)
PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: "Investigating the impact of agricultural fire management practices on the terrestrial carbon cycle"
Princeton University; Princeton, NJ, USA
Advisor: Steve Pacala
Committee: Steve Pacala, Lars Hedin, Elena Shevliakova, David Wilcove
12/2009 Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude)  Biology, Environmental Science
Stetson University; DeLand, FL, USA
Undergraduate advisor: Tony Abbott
Senior thesis advisor: Peter May
           
Publications:

Articles in review:
Rabin, S. S., Malyshev, S. L., Magi, B. I., Shevliakova, E., & Pacala, S. W. (2017). A fire model with distinct crop, pasture, and non-agricultural burning: Use of new data and a model-fitting algorithm for FINALv1. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1–48. [open interactive discussion link]

Published Articles:
S. Rabin, J. Melton, G. Lasslop, D. Bachelet, M. Forrest, S. Hantson, et al. (2017). The Fire Modeling Intercomparison Project (FireMIP), phase 1: experimental and analytical protocols with detailed model descriptions. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(3), 1175–1197. http://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1175-2017. [open-access link]

S. Hantson, A. Arneth, S. P. Harrison, D. I. Kelley, I. C. Prentice, S. Rabin, et al. (2016) The status and challenge of global fire modellingBiogeosciences 13, 3359–3375, doi:10.5194/bg-13-3359-201. [open-access link]

S. Rabin, B. Magi, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2015). Quantifying regional, time-varying effects of cropland and pasture on vegetation fire. Biogeosciences 12: 6591–6604. [open-access link]

W. Anderegg, A. Ballantyne, W. K. Smith, J. Majkut, S. Rabin, C. Beaulieu, et al. (2015). Tropical nighttime warming as a dominant driver of variability in the terrestrial carbon sink. PNAS 112(51): 15591–15596. [abstract]

Z. Zheng, A. Chen, S. Piao, S. Rabin, and Z. Shen. (2014). Environmental determinants of tropical forest and savanna distribution: A quantitative model evaluation and its implicationJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119: 1432-1445[abstract]

B. I. Magi, S. Rabin, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2012). Separating agricultural and non-agricultural fire seasonality at regional scales. Biogeosciences 93003-3012. [open-access link]


Articles, not peer-reviewed:
S. Rabin. (2011, April 28). "National forests set for an upgrade." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. A19. [link]


Presentations:
S. Rabin, P. Alexander, P. Anthoni, R. Henry, C. Huntingford, T. Pugh, M. Rounsevell, and A. Arneth. (2017). Projecting optimal land-use and -management strategies under population growth and climate change using a coupled ecosystem & land use model framework. Poster presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria). [abstract]

S. Rabin, S. Malyshev, E. Shevliakova, B. Magi, and S. Pacala. (2015). Simulating modern-day cropland and pasture burning in an Earth system model. Poster presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria). [abstract]

S. Rabin, B.I. Magi, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2015). Estimation of cropland and pasture burning practices at large scales. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Chicago, IL). [abstract]

S. Rabin, S. Malyshev, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2014). The effects of modern-day cropland and pasture management on vegetation fire: An Earth System Modeling Approach. Poster presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. [abstract] [poster PDF]

S. Rabin, B.I. Magi, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2014). Regional patterns of cropland and pasture burning: Burned area and carbon emissions. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Carbon Mitigation Initiative meeting, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. [poster PDF] [link to poster session program]

B. I. Magi, S. Rabin, E. Shevliakova, and S. Pacala. (2012).
 A data-based method to determine the regional impact of agriculture on fire seasonality
. Poster presented at the 2012 meeting of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria. [abstract PDF] [poster PDF] [link to poster session program]



Fellowships and Scholarships:
2012 NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship (award offered but declined)
2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2008 Udall Scholarship (honorable mention)
2006 Stetson University Trustee Fellowship


Undergraduate Awards & Honors:
April 2009: Maris Prize
"Recognizes quality scholarship" as demonstrated at the Stetson Undergraduate Research & Creative Arts Symposium
April 2009: Dorothy L. Fuller Award
Awarded each year to the outstanding senior in Biology.
April 2009: Rachel Carson Environmental Science Award
"The most prestigious award given by the department" of Environmental Science.
April 2009: Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science
Awarded by Environmental Science faculty at Stetson University for academic achievement and dedication.
April 2009: Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science
Awarded by Environmental Science faculty at Stetson University for academic achievement and dedication.
April 2008: Phi Beta Kappa
National academic honor society.
March 2007: Outstanding Junior in Environmental Science
Awarded by Environmental Science faculty at Stetson University for academic achievement and dedication.
March 2007: Beta Beta Beta
National honor society for Biology students.


Other Experience:
 Dates Employer Job Title Description
 September 2012 to June 2014
Princeton UniversityTutorHelping undergraduate seniors in my department with programming and statistical analyses for their thesis projects.
 March 2013
Princeton UniversityAssistant in Instruction"Coral Reef Ecology" field course (Panama): Organizing students in the field, identifying fish and invertebrates, logistical support.
 February to March 2011Princeton UniversityAssistant in Instruction"Introduction to Statistics in Biology" course: Leading precepts, providing one-on-one guidance, and grading.
 January to May 2009Stetson UniversityTeaching Assistant"Ecology & Evolution" course: Providing one-on-one guidance and assisting in instruction.
 May 2007 to August 2008Seminole State Forest (FL)VolunteerAssisting with nest monitoring and banding of the threatened Florida Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens).
 May 2007 to September 2009Volusia County (FL) Department of Environmental ManagementIntern / consultant(1) Performing biological surveys of spoil islands in the Intracoastal Waterway near Daytona Beach, FL. (2) Designing mobile apps for wildlife surveys and plant identification using "CyberTracker" software.
                                       

Languages:
English
Spanish
German
Portuguese
Native
Adept, not quite fluent
Beginner to intermediate
Beginner
 










Computer skills:
OS Mac OS X, Unix
Scientific Matlab, C++, R, Fortran, Python
Typography Microsoft Office, LaTeX



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