Corey S Lesk
Research Associate and Lecturer of Geography
Corey is a postdoctoral researcher in the Climate Modeling & Impacts Group and studies climate change and its impacts on people and nature. His PhD research examined how weather has affected food crops historically, drawing lessons to help adapt agriculture to a more extreme climate. He also assessed the greenhouse gas emissions likely to result from the climate transition. Corey is investigating how rising atmospheric carbon dioxide may change how crops and natural vegetation interact with climate extremes. He is also an enthusiastic environmental and climate educator.
- B.Sc. McGill University
- PhD Columbia University
Lesk C, Coffel ED, Winter JM, Ray DK, Zscheischler J, Seneviratne SI, Horton RM. Stronger temperature–moisture couplings exacerbate the impact of climate warming on global crop yields. Nature Food, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00341-6
Lesk C, Coffel E, Horton RM. 2020. Net benefits to US soy and maize yields from intensifying hourly rainfall. Nature Climate Change, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0830-0
Lesk C, Kornhuber K. An effective clean energy transition must anticipate growing climate disruptions. Environmental Research: Climate (2022). https://doi.org/10.1088/2752-5295/ac76db