Jeffrey A. Andresen

Jeffrey A. Andresen
  • Professor
  • Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences

WEBSITE

Website: http://geo.msu.edu/people/andresen-jeffrey-a/


BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Andresen is professor of meteorology/climatology in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences and the State Climatologist for Michigan. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in the field of meteorology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in the field of agricultural meteorology/climatology. Dr. Andresen currently serves as director of the Michigan Climatological Resources Program, co-director of the Enviro-weather system, which supports agricultural pest, production, and natural resource management decision-making across Michigan, and administrator of the Michigan Automated Weather Network (MAWN), a network of automated weather stations designed to provide quality, detailed weather data to the state's agricultural industry over the Internet. The primary focus of Andresen's research has been the influence of weather and climate on agriculture, especially within Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. Current and past themes include; climatological trends and potential impacts, water use for agricultural irrigation, impacts associated with potential future changes in climate, weather and risk management in agricultural production systems, influence of land use changes on regional climate, winter hardiness and mortality of crops and insects, and the measurement and use of weather data for determination of plant disease risk.


AREA OF EXPERTISE

  • Agricultural meteorology/climatology
  • Influence of weather and climate on agriculture
  • Climatological trends and potential impacts
  • Water use for agricultural irrigation
  • Impacts associated with potential future changes in climate, weather and risk management in agricultural production systems
  • Influence of land use changes on regional climate