USGCRP Announces Regional Chapter Leads for Fourth National Climate Assessment
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is pleased to announce the selection of Regional Chapter Leads for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). The following group of experts was selected from nearly 200 professionals nominated through an open call to serve as authors on NCA4:
- Northeast: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, University of Vermont and Vermont State Climatologist
- Southeast: Lynne Carter, Independent Consultant
- US Caribbean: Ernesto Diaz, Director, Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program
- Midwest: James Angel, State Climatologist, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Northern Great Plains: Richard Conant, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
- Southern Great Plains: Kevin Kloesel, Director, Oklahoma Climate Survey, University of Oklahoma
- Northwest: Kris May, Principal, Silvestrum Climate Associates
- Southwest: Gregg Garfin, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources, and Deputy Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona
- Alaska: Carl Markon, Retired, Former Deputy Regional Executive/Center Director, Alaska Science Center
- Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands: Victoria Keener, Research Fellow, East West Center
Regional chapters will play a central role in NCA4. Having strong, networked leadership within each region will ensure that NCA4 builds on the success of the Third NCA (2014) by continuing to provide regionally tailored information. Each Regional Chapter Lead was selected by the NCA4 Steering Committee for their unique qualifications and expertise. Regional Chapter Leads will organize, direct, and lead the authorship of their respective chapters. Their Federal counterparts, Coordinating Lead Authors, will ensure consistent treatment of topics across regions and sectors.
Nominees who were not selected as Regional Chapter Leads will have their information passed on to both Regional and National Chapter Leads for further consideration as chapter authors or technical contributors. Technical inputs are still being accepted through contribute.globalchange.gov until January 15, 2017.
For more information on NCA4, including ways to contribute, visit http://www.globalchange.gov/nca4.
Updated: April 17, 2017