Dr. Fred Lipschultz
National Climate Assessment Staff (NCA)
Dr. Fred Lipschultz is the Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment, among other roles including close involvement in writing USGCRP's recent decadal Strategic Plan. He is on a mobility assignment from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, where he has been a faculty member since 1989.
Prior to being detailed from NASA to USGCRP, Fred spent 2.5 years at NASA headquarters working as Program Scientist for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program in the Earth Sciences Division. Before that, he served 4 years at NSF as Program Officer in the Chemical Oceanography Program in the Geosciences Directorate. During his government service, he has participated in several USGCRP working groups, and was the vice-chair of the JSOST interagency working group on Ocean Acidification.
Fred's research career focused on the biogeochemistry of the marine nitrogen cycle in various ecosystems including Bermuda's coral reefs, the Sargasso Sea, and the Eastern Tropical Pacific. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University, and a Master's degree in Botany from the University of Maryland.