Dale, Amy

Amy Dale
Former Postdoctoral Associate, EAPS and Joint Program


Dr. Dale was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Joint Program circa 2016-2017. Her research integrated crop models, hydrological models, and water resource allocation models with global predictions of future climate change from general circulation models in order to assess the impact of climate change uncertainty on food security in Africa, with a focus on both rain-fed crop production and the benefits and limitations of irrigation as a climate change adaptation strategy.  Her broader research interests are (1) the development of integrated computer simulations to better inform water quality management planning and policy decision-making under uncertainty, from the watershed to the global scale, and (2) (as an extension of her doctoral research on the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles) model development to better describe the mechanisms of particle transport and transformation in environmental systems. 

Education + Credentials
BS, Bioinformatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
PhD, Engineering & Public Policy/Civil & Environmental Engineering (joint degree), Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

Recent Publications

Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Dale, A., C. Fant, K. Strzepek, M. Lickley and S. Solomon  (2017). Earth's Future, 5(3): 337-353 (doi:10.1002/2017EF000539) [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 19, 2017
In The News
Jan 10, 2017