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Marybeth Long Martello

email: Marybeth.martello (at)

Marybeth Long Martello‘s research examines global change science and governance in relation to a number of topics including indigenous knowledge, desertification, climate change and corporate sustainability. Much of her work focuses on the ways in which the practices and claims of global change science shape and are shaped by the identities, knowledges and political standing of environmentally at-risk communities.

Marybeth Long Martello was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Harvard University’s Program on Science, Technology and Society. Marybeth was formerly a Research Associate with the Kennedy School’s Sustainability Systems Project and has held fellowships with the American Meteorological Society, the Global Environmental Assessment Project, and an NSF-funded project on Sustainable Knowledge for the Global Environment (also with Harvard’s STS Program). Marybeth is a contributor to the United Nations Environment Programme’s fourth Global Environmental Outlook Report and a co-lead author (with Jim McCarthy) of Chapter 17 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. She also worked as a writer for theEarth Negotiations Bulletin, a consultant to the United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development, and an environmental consultant. Marybeth is co-editor with Sheila Jasanoff of Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. Marybeth has a B.S. in civil engineering and a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut. She holds an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering and an interdepartmental Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Martello, Marybeth Long (accepted, under revision). “Arctic Indigenous Peoples Representations and Representatives of Climate Change.” Social Studies of Science.

Martello, Marybeth Long and Alastair Iles. 2005. “Framing Climate Change Impacts: Adaptation and Vulnerability in Agriculture and Coastal Zone Assessments.” In Assessments of Regional and Global Environmental Risks: Designing Processes for the Effective Use of Science in Decisionmaking, edited by Alex Farrell and Jill Jaeger. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

McCarthy, J.J. and M.Long Martello (co-lead authors) and R. Corell, N. Eckley, S. Fox, G. Hovelsrud-Broda, S. Mathiesen, C. Polsky, H. Selin and N. Tyler (contributing authors), K. Strøm Bull, I. M. G. Eira, N. I. Eira, S. Eriksen, I. Hanssen-Bauer, J.K. Kalstad, C. Nellemann, N. Oskal, E.S. Reinert, D. Siegel-Causey, P.V. Storeheier and J.M. Turi (corresponding authors). 2005. “Chapter 17: Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors and Resilience.” Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Martello, Marybeth Long 2005. “Vulnerability Analysis and Environmental Governance.” In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, edited by Peter Dauvergne. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 417-431.

Jasanoff, Sheila and Marybeth Long Martello (eds.) 2004. Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Martello, Marybeth Long. 2004.”Expert Advice and Desertification Policy: Past Experience and Current Challenges.” Global Environmental Politics 4(3): 85-106.

Martello, Marybeth Long 2004. “Global Change Science and the Arctic Citizen.” Science and Public Policy 31(2): 107-115. (special issue edited by Sheila Jasanoff)

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