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Michael D. Mastrandrea
Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building - 4205
Stanford University
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305


(650) 224-2070

Michael D. Mastrandrea, Ph.D., is Co-Director of Science for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Technical Support Unit. He helped lead the development of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, a global assessment of climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability across sectors and regions released in 2014, as well as the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, released in 2012. His research focuses on the physical, biological, and societal impacts of climate change, policy strategies for reducing climate risks, and their accurate and effective translation for the general public, policy makers, and the business community.

Mastrandrea was an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Woods Institute from 2009-2014, and serves on the Editorial Board and as Managing Editor for the journal Climatic Change. He was the first graduate of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), where he was a Department of Energy Global Change Education Program Fellow.

Michael Mastrandrea

Research Interests

"Top-down/bottom-up" vulnerability assessment and adaptation policy analysis
Assessment of potentially "dangerous" climate impacts and probabilistic analysis of the potential for "dangerous" climate change
Development of conceptual frameworks for risk management of climate change
Analysis of the impacts of climate change on global and regional human and natural systems
Treatment of uncertainty in climate change projections and climate policy decision making