Profile of Dr. Patrick Gonzalez

3042 Rodman St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008-3149
Phone: (202) 364-3658

Current Position: Visiting Scholar, Center for Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Education: Ph.D. Energy and Resources, University of California Berkeley, 1997

Dr. Gonzalez’s area of expertise involves the study of climate change, deforestation, adaptation, forest carbon, and remote sensing. He is also a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His work, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, involves analyzing 1) field inventories and satellite data to detect vegetation shifts in the African Sahel and attribute changes to climate or other factors, and 2) forest species composition along an elevation transect in the Sierra Nevada to detect vegetation shifts, attribute changes to climate or other factors, and develop adaptation measures for forest management. His professional experiences include work as a climate change scientist for the Global Climate Change Initiative; a desertification and climate change advisor for the Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center; a science and technology policy fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and U.S. Agency for International Development; and a post doctoral fellow in Natural Resources Management for the Woods Hole Research Center. He is the author of many manuscripts both in press and in review, as well as the author of numerous technical reports. He has also led many international development projects around the world.

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