Professor Greene received his PhD in Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1985 and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). In 1986 he joined the faculty at Cornell as a visiting professor in the Section of Ecology & Systematics. Through the years at Cornell, Professor Greene has served as the Director for the Biological Resources Program. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.
Professor Greene’s research interests range from the ecological dynamics of marine animal populations to the effects of global climate change on ocean ecosystems. More recently, he has participated in algal biofuel research to help develop pathways for transitioning from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources. Professor Greene supervises a Department of Energy-funded internship program for Cornell undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this research.
Professor Greene also combines his research and educational interests in ocean science and technology by promoting innovative training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Since 1993, he has organized 18 courses in marine bioacoustics that have trained over 225 students from 30 different countries. Professor Greene also supervises the Cornell-WHOI Masters of Engineering Program in Ocean Science and Technology.
Greene CH, Monger BC (2012). Rip current: An Arctic wild card in the weather. Oceanography 2:7-9.
Greene CH, Monger BC, Huntley ME (2010). Geoengineering: The Inescapable Truth of Getting to 350. Solutions 1:57-66.