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
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
Maris Prize (April 2009): "Recognizes quality scholarship" as demonstrated at the Stetson Undergraduate Research & Creative Arts Symposium.
Dorothy L. Fuller Award (April 2009): Awarded each year to the outstanding senior in Biology.
Rachel Carson Environmental Science Award (April 2009): "The most prestigious award given by the department" of Environmental Science.
Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science (April 2009): Awarded by Environmental Science faculty at Stetson University for academic achievement and dedication.
Phi Beta Kappa (April 2008): National academic honor society.
Outstanding Junior in Environmental Science (March 2007): Awarded by Environmental Science faculty at Stetson University for academic achievement and dedication.
Beta Beta Beta (March 2007): National honor society for Biology students.
Publications and Presentations
Articles 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]
Articles in press
A. Chen, R. Tang, J. Mao, C. Yue, X. Li, M. Gao, X. Shi, M. Jin, D. Ricciuto, S. Rabin, P. Ciais, S. Piao. (2020). Spatiotemporal dynamics of ecosystem fires and biomass burning-induced carbon emissions in China over the past two decades. Geography and Sustainability.
R. Henry, P. Alexander, S. Rabin, P. Anthoni, M. Rounsevell, & A. Arneth. (2019). The role of global dietary transitions for safeguarding biodiversity. Global Environmental Change, 58, 101956. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.101956. [abstract]
D. T. Robinson, A. Di Vittorio, P. Alexander, A. Arneth, C. M. Barton, D. G. Brown, A. Kettner, C. Lemmen, B. C. O’Neill, M. Janssen, T. A. M. Pugh, S. S. Rabin, M. Rounsevell, J. P. Syvitski, I. Ullah, and P. H. Verburg (2018). Modelling feedbacks between human and natural processes in the land system. Earth System Dynamics, 9: 895–914, doi:10.5194/esd-9-895-2018. [open-access 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]
D. S. Ward, E. Shevliakova, S. Malyshev, & S. Rabin (2018). Trends and variability of global fire emissions due to historical anthropogenic activities. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22(7): 1003–1021, doi:10.1002/2017GB005787. [abstract]
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. Hantson, A. Arneth, S. P. Harrison, D. I. Kelley, I. C. Prentice, S. Rabin, et al. (2016) The status and challenge of global fire modelling. Biogeosciences 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 implication. Journal 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 9: 3003-3012. [open-access link]
S. Rabin. (2011, April 28). "National forests set for an upgrade." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. A19. [link]
S. Rabin, P. Alexander, P. Anthoni, R. Henry, T. Pugh, M. Rounsevell, and A. Arneth. (2017). Future land-use and -management projections under population growth and climate change using a coupled ecosystem & land use model framework. Poster and oral presentation at the LUC4C Final Meeting (Brussels, Belgium). Poster also presented at the Impacts World 2017 conference (Potsdam, Germany).
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. Paper 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]
Teaching and tutoring
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.
Teaching Assistant (KIT, Aug. 2016): "Geoecology" course. Assisting in instruction and advising about student projects.
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.
Teaching Assistant (Stetson University, Jan. to May 2011): "Ecology and Evolution" course. Providing one-on-one guidance and assisting in instruction.
Volunteer (Seminole State Forest FL, May 2007 to Aug. 2008): Assisting with nest monitoring and banding of the threatened Florida Scrub Jay.
Intern/Consultant (Volusia County FL Dept. of Environmental Management): Performing biological surveys of spoil islands in the Intracoastal Waterway near Daytona Beach, FL; designing mobile apps for wildlife surveys and plant identification using "CyberTracker" software.
OS Mac OS X, *nux
Scientific Matlab, R, Python, C++, Fortran
Typography Microsoft Office, LaTeX