Associate Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Principal Climate Change Scientist, US National Park Service
Patrick Gonzalez is Principal Climate Change Scientist of the US National Park Service and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. A forest ecologist, he conducts research to detect impacts of climate change, analyze vulnerabilities, and quantify ecosystem carbon. He works with managers to adapt resource management to climate change, with policymakers to integrate science into policy, and with local people to implement community-based natural resource management. Dr. Gonzalez has conducted and published field research in Africa and North and South America. He has been honored as a Fulbright Scholar, an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow, and a speaker in the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science symposia. He has also served as a lead author for three reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 1997 (Dissertation Chair John P. Holdren)
Master of Science (M.S.), Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 1987
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1986