(Brief) Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral researcher

May 2016 to present

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research / Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU); Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany


PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • Completed April 2016 (M.A. received September 2012)
  • PhD thesis: "Investigating the impact of agricultural fire management practices on the terrestrial carbon cycle"
  • Advisor: Steve Pacala
  • Committee: Steve Pacala, Lars Hedin, Elena Shevliakova, David Wilcove
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Science

Stetson University; DeLand, FL, USA

  • Completed (summa cum laude) December 2009
  • Advisors: Tony Abbott, Peter May

Selected publications

In review

S. Rabin, P. Alexander, R. Henry, P. Anthoni, T. Pugh, M. Rounsevell, & A. Arneth. (2019). Impacts of future agricultural change on ecosystem service indicators. doi:10.5194/esd-2019-44. [open discussion link]


P. Alexander, S. Rabin, P. Anthoni, R. Henry, T. A. M. Pugh, M. D. A. Rounsevell, & A. Arneth (2018). Adaptation of global land use and management intensity to changes in climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide. Global Change Biology, 24: 2791–2809, doi:10.1111/gcb.14110. [abstract]

S. Rabin, D. S. Ward, S. L. Malyshev, B. I. Magi, E. Shevliakova, & S. W. Pacala (2018). A fire model with distinct crop, pasture, and non-agricultural burning: use of new data and a model-fitting algorithm for FINAL.1. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(2), 815–842, doi:10.5194/gmd-11-815-2018. [open-access link]

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, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-1175-2017. [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]

Selected teaching experience

Lecturer (KIT IMK-IFU, summers 2018–2019): "Land Use and Ecosystem Change" summer course. Lecturing about dynamic global vegetation modeling; planning, assisting with, and advising during lab and field exercises.

Biostatistics Tutor (Princeton University, Sept. 2012 to June 2014): Helping undergraduate seniors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with programming and statistical analyses for their thesis projects.

Assistant in Instruction (Princeton University, March 2013): "Coral Reef Ecology" field course (Panama). Organizing students in the field, identifying fish and invertebrates, advising on and grading project reports, and supporting course leaders with logistics.

Assistant in Instruction (Princeton University, Jan. to May 2011): "Introduction to Statistics in Biology" course. Leading precepts, providing one-on-one guidance, and grading.



English (native), Spanish (advanced), German (intermediate), Portuguese (beginner)


OS Mac OS X, *nux

Scientific Matlab, R, Python, C++, Fortran

Typography Microsoft Office, LaTeX