Natasha Dacic

Natasha Dacic

PhD Candidate


Climate & Space Research Building 2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143


Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy – December 2021

B.S. – The College of Idaho (Mathematics-Physics; Environmental Studies) – May 2018

Research Interests

My research focuses on improving our understanding of agricultural N2O emissions with space-based and in-situ observations.

I’m also interested in: air pollution, greenhouse gases, environmental/climate policy, environmental justice, sustainability.


MGU Best Research Talk Runner-up (Apr. 2022)

Delegate to the University of Michigan for the 26th Conference of the Parties (Nov. 2021)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow (2020)

University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship (2019)


Dacic*, N., Del Greco*, C., Harris*, N., Kochan*, K., Levi-D’Ancona*, E. (2022). No Choice, No Voice: Combating Abortion Barriers in the U.S. SciTech Forefront, NSPN 2022 S&T Policy Writing Competition. (*all authors contributed equally).

Dacic, N., White, A., Ajimal, R., Boisvert, K., Oriol, L., & Akash, S. (2022). How UNFCCC’s COP Can Achieve Carbon Neutrality. Journal of Science Policy & Governance, 20 (01).

Yorks, J.E., Selmer, P.A., Kupchock, A., Nowottnick, E.P., Christian, K.E., Rusinek, D., Dacic, N., & McGill, M.J. (2021). Aerosol and Cloud Detection Using Machine Learning Algorithms and Space-Based Lidar Data. Atmosphere, 12, 606.

Dacic, N., Sullivan, J. T., Knowland, K. E., Wolfe, G. M., Oman, L. D., Berkoff, T. A., & Gronoff, G. P. (2020). Evaluation of NASA’s high-resolution global composition simulations: Understanding a pollution event in the Chesapeake Bay during the summer 2017 OWLETS campaign. Atmospheric Environment222.