K. Benjamin Hagedorn

Ben Hagedorn is an associate professor and geochemist within the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. Hagedorn teaches and also oversees the Signal Hill Environmental Geochemistry Research Laboratory. He researches and communicates to both scientists and the public the effects climate change has on water resources and environmental pollution. He and his team study the “secondary” effects of climate change that occur as a result of global warming and drought. The research he has done on environmental forensics (contaminant fingerprinting) documents the resilience of ecosystems such as wetlands or coral reefs to a changing hydrologic cycle. To see his work, visit his website: