Zachary Tessler

Zachary D. Tessler joined the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Science Initiative in 2015. He completed his BS at Brown University and his PhD at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.


Dr. Tessler’s research focuses on human interactions with the environment within the coastal zone, and impacts of environmental change on coastal communities. He is interested in how coastal risk varies across spatial scales and over time through interactions between geophysical, environmental, and social systems.