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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Galen McKinley

Galen McKinley

Expert on climate, climate change, oceans, carbon cycle; Great Lakes physics, carbon cycling and biogeochemistry; global warming

Associate professor, atmospheric and oceanic sciences Work: 608-262-4817 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Climate and climate change
  • Carbon cycle
  • Oceans and Great Lakes


  • Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group, since 2011; Defense Science Study Group, 2012-2013 class; Associate Editor, Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Class of 1955 Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2011
  • NASA New Investigator, 2008-11
  • Principal investigator of projects funded by NASA and National Science Foundation
  • Member: American Geophysical Union, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, The Oceanography Society, International Association for Great Lakes Research