Chris Weaver is a scientist in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development, and he is currently on assignment to USGCRP where he serves as the Deputy Director and leads the coordination and integration of the scientific research components of the Program to implement the new decadal National Global Change Research Plan, for which he served as one of the lead authors.
His background is as a climate scientist, with a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research has focused on observations and modeling of the role of clouds in the climate system, climate change and the terrestrial water cycle, and the impacts of land-use and land cover change on weather and climate, as well as on understanding the implications of uncertainty for assessing the potential impacts of (and appropriate responses to) global change.
At the EPA, he is involved in evaluating the specific risks global change poses to air quality, water quality, human health, and ecosystems and to support climate-related decision-making at the agency in these areas. Prior to joining the EPA, he was on the faculty of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, where he was also the Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Prediction.
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