Daniel Vecellio

Daniel Vecellio

Ph.D. Student


  CSA 203F


My dissertation research investigates the changes in land-atmosphere interactions and atmospheric circulation in response to climatic-induced changes to permafrost lands in Eurasia through the use of modeling and observational techniques.

In addition, I am interested in the effects of weather and climate on human health, from synoptic-scale down to effects from the urban microclimate. I am specifically interested in applications to heat-related illness and influenza. I am also interested in how biometeorology is handled in higher education.  

Selected Publications

2. Allen, M. J., J. Vanos, D. M. Hondula, D. J. Vecellio, D. Knight, H. Mehdipoor, R. Lucas, C. Fuhrmann, H. Lokys, A. Lees, S. Tavares Nascimento, A. C. W. Leung, and D. R. Perkins IV, 2017: Supporting sustainability initiatives through biometeorology education and training. Int. J. Biometeorol., in press, doi:10.1007/s00484-017-1408-z.


1. Zhao, N., G. Cao, J. K. Vanos, and D. J. Vecellio, 2017: The effects of synoptic weather on influenza infection incidences: a retrospective study utilizing digital disease surveillance. Int. J. Biometeorol., in press, doi:10.1007/s00484-017-1306-4.


B.S., Meteorology – Pennsylvania State University

M.S., Atmospheric Science – Texas Tech University


GEOG 213 – Planet Earth Lab, Head Teaching Assistant

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations:

American Meteorological Society; American Geophysical Union; Association of American Geographers; International Society of Biometeorology; Permafrost Young Researchers Network; United States Permafrost Association

Leadership positions:

Communications Chair – Students and New Professionals Group, International Society of Biometeorology

National Representative, United States – Permafrost Young Researchers Network

Education Chair – United States Permafrost Association

Advisor: Dr. Oliver Frauenfeld

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