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Curriculum Vitae

Michael D. Mastrandrea, Ph.D.
Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building - 4205
473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA, 94305
mikemas@stanford.edu
650.224.2070


Research Interests
Integrated modeling of physical, biological, and social systems, and the impacts of climate change on these systems, for vulnerability assessment. Evaluation of policy strategies for reducing climate change vulnerability. Research includes top-down/bottom-up vulnerability assessment and policy analysis, linking climate change impacts assessment in California and worldwide based on observed climate data and climate model projections with knowledge of on-the-ground planning and management decision-making and current vulnerability; treatment of uncertainty in climate change projections and climate policy decision making, e.g., probabilistic assessment of the potential for "dangerous" climate change, treatment of uncertainty in adaptation planning, harmonization of adaptation and mitigation policy.

Education
6/2000-9/2004 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (IPER)
Focus Areas: Climate policy and impact analysis, probabilistic integrated assessment modeling
First IPER Graduate

9/1996-6/2000 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.S., Biological Sciences with Distinction and Honors
Honors in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy (2000 Goldman Award recipient)

Employment
5/2009-Present Scientist, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Technical Support Unit
and
Assistant Consulting Professor, Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment

6/2006-5/2009 Research Associate, Stanford University Center for Environmental Science and Policy/Woods Institute for the Environment

9/2004-5/2006 Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University Center for Environmental Science and Policy

Awarded Research Grants
California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Grant, “Changes in Current and Future Extreme Events in California.” With S.H. Schneider (1/2008-12/2008). $75,000

California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Grant, “Probabilistic estimates of future global GHG emissions and radiative forcing for use in California’s planning process.” With S.H. Schneider (1/2008-12/2008). $90,000

California Coastal Conservancy, “Climate Change and the Law, Economics and Policy of California Land Use Change: Coastal Management Risk and Vulnerabilities.” With M. Caldwell, J. Kildow, and M. Reilly, $200,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “The Science of Policy and Global Climate Change: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers.” With Pam Matson, Rachel Lotan, and Jennifer Saltzman (9/1/2009-8/31/2012). $572,588.

Teaching
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University (2006-Present)

Co-instructor (with M. Fischer, B. Schwegler), Civil and Environmental Engineering 129/229, Engineering and Policy Responses to Climate Change Impacts on Seaports, Fall 2009. A joint undergraduate/graduate seminar and research project course on climate change impacts on seaports.

Co-instructor (with S.H. Schneider) of Biological Sciences/Human Biology/Earth Systems 147/247, Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century, Stanford University, Winter, 2007. A joint undergraduate/graduate course on climate change science and policy; 150+ students enrolled.

Curriculum Developer/Lecturer, Graduate School of Business OIT338/Law 608/IPER 335, Environmental Science for Managers and Policy Makers, Stanford University, Winter, 2008. Developed assignments and co-taught sessions on climate change, integrated assessment, and climate policy.

Instructor, Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability, Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education, September, 2007 (also scheduled for 2008/2009). Developed and taught session on climate change.

Instructor, IPER Directed Reading on Expert Elicitation Methodology, Winter, 2006.

Awards/Honors
Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (12/2007)

Contributing Author to IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group II Chapter 19, “Assessing Key Working Group II Chapter 19, “Assessing Key Vulnerabilities and the Risk from Climate Change,” and Working Group III Chapter 3, “Issues Related to Mitigation in the Long-Term Context” (9/2004-6/2007)

Editorial Board, Climatic Change (11/2006-Present)

Woods Institute for the Environment Inter-University Scholar—provided training in communicating climate change to policymakers (11/2006)

Department of Energy Global Change Education Program (GCEP) Fellow (6/2000-9/2004)

Professional Development
Session co-convener and session chair, “Critical Climate Uncertainties: Sources, Consequences, and Methods to Address Them,” AGU Fall Meeting, December 2006, San Francisco.

Invited Participant, Stochastic Demography Working Group, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA (2005-2006)

Invited Participant, Science Communications and the News Media Workshop, University of Washington, November 10-11, 2004.

Invited Participant, Nonlinear Responses to Global Environmental Change: Critical Thresholds and Feedbacks – International Biosphere-Geosphere Program Nonlinear Initiative, Duke University, May, 2001.

Books
Schneider, S.H., Rosencranz, A., Mastrandrea, M.D., Kuntz-Duriseti, K. (Eds.) Climate Change Science and Policy, Island Press, 2009. An interdisciplinary science and policy textbook/reference for a broad audience.

Peer-Reviewed Journal/Assessment Publications
Mastrandrea, M.D., Heller, N.E., Root, T.L., Schneider, S.H. (2010) “Bridging the gap: linking climate-impacts research with adaptation planning and management,” Climatic Change 100, 87-101.

Warren, R., Mastrandrea, M.D., Hope, C. (2010) “Variation in the climatic response to SRES emissions scenarios among integrated assessment models,” Climatic Change doi: 10.1007/s10584-009-9769-x.

Oleson, K., Hartzell, L., Mastrandrea, M.D. (2009) “The Baker‘s Dozen: Key nations can and should act together to prevent further dangerous climate change,” Intergenerational Justice Review 9, 106-112.

Smith, J.B. et al., (2009) “Dangerous climate change: an update of the IPCC Reasons for Concern,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 4133-4137.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Tebaldi, C., Snyder, C.P., Schneider, S.H. (2009), “Current and future impacts of extreme events in California.” PIER Technical Report CEC-500-2009-026-D.

Lobell, D.B., Burke, M.B., Tebaldi, C., Mastrandrea, M.D., Falcon, W.P., Naylor, R.L. (2008) “Prioritizing climate change adaptation needs for food security in 2030” Science 319, 607-610.

Schneider, S.H. et al. (2007) “Assessing key vulnerabilities and the risk from climate change.” In Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability – Contribution of Working Group II to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, M. Parry et al. (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 779-810.

Fisher, B.S. et al. (2007) “Issues related to mitigation in the long term context.” In Climate Change 2007: Mitigation - Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, B. Metz et al. (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Boyce, M.S. et al. (2006) “Demography in an increasingly variable world.” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21, 141-148.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H. (2006) “Probabilistic Assessment of ‘Dangerous’ Climate Change and Emissions Scenarios: Stakeholder Metrics and Overshoot Pathways.” In Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, Schellnhuber, J., Cramer, W., Nakicenovic, N., Yohe, G., Wigley, T.M.L. (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, pp. 253-264.

Schneider, S.H., Mastrandrea, M.D. (2005) “Probabilistic assessment of ‘dangerous’ climate change and emissions pathways.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 15728-15735.

Root, T.L., MacMynowski, D., Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H. (2005) “Human-modified temperatures induce species changes: Joint attribution.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 7465-7469.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H. (2004) “Probabilistic integrated assessment of ‘dangerous’ climate change.” Science 304, 571-575.

Higgins, P.A.T., Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H. (2002) “Dynamics of climate and ecosystem coupling: abrupt changes and multiple equilibria.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London series B-Biological Sciences 357 (1421), 647-655.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H. (2001) “Integrated assessment of abrupt climatic changes.” Climate Policy 1, 433-449.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications
Mastrandrea, M.D., Tebaldi, C., Snyder, C.P., Schneider, S.H., “ Current and future impacts of extreme events.” California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Technical Report, in review.”

Snyder, C., Mastrandrea, M.D., Schneider, S.H., Complexity in climate science: nonlinear dynamics, emergent properties, and the necessity of systems thinking.” In Handbook of Complex Systems, Hooker, C. (Ed.), in press.

Schneider, S.H. and Mastrandrea, M.D. (2010) “The politics of climate science.” In The Politics of Climate Change: A Survey, Boykoff, M.T. (Ed.), Routledge.

Naylor, R.L. and Mastrandrea, M.D., (2010) “Coping with climate risks in Indonesian rice agriculture: A policy perspective.” In Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice, Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (Eds.), Springer, pp. 127-153.

Mastrandrea, M.D., (2009) “Calculating the benefits of climate policy: Examining the assumptions of Integrated Assessment Models.” Pew Center for Climate Change Report.
http://www.pewclimate.org/benefits-workshop/mastrandrea-calculating-benefits-of-climate-policy

Mastrandrea, M.D., (2009) “Treatment of climate impacts in Integrated Assessment Models.” Pew Center for Climate Change Workshop Report.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Schneider, S.H., (2009) “Climate change science overview.” In Climate Change Science and Policy, Schneider, S.H., Rosencranz, A., Mastrandrea, M.D., Kuntz-Duriseti, K. (Eds.), Island Press.

Schneider, S.H. and Mastrandrea, M.D., (2009) “Risk, uncertainty, and assessing dangerous climate change.” In Climate Change Science and Policy, Schneider, S.H., Rosencranz, A., Mastrandrea, M.D., Kuntz-Duriseti, K. (Eds.), Island Press.

Fuessel, M. and Mastrandrea, M.D., (2009) “Integrated assessment modeling of climate change.” In Climate Change Science and Policy, Schneider, S.H., Rosencranz, A., Mastrandrea, M.D., Kuntz-Duriseti, K. (Eds.), Island Press.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Schneider, S.H., (2008) “The Rising Tide: Time to Adapt to Climate Change.” Boston Review, Nov/Dec 2008, 7-10.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Schneider, S.H. (2008) “Global Warming Resource Letter.” American Journal of Physics 76, 608-614.

Luers, A., Mastrandrea, M.D., Hayhoe, K., Frumhoff, P.C. (2007) “How to avoid dangerous climate change: a target for U.S. emissions reductions.” Union of Concerned Scientists Research Report.

Tebaldi, C., Mastrandrea, M.D., Smith, R. (2007) “Global Warming.” In Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Assessment, Everitt, B. and Melnick, E. (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Baer, P. and Mastrandrea, M.D. (2006) “High Stakes - Designing emissions pathways to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.” International Public Policy Research Report.

Warren, R., C. Hope, Mastrandrea, M.D., Tol, R., Adger, N. and Lorenzoni, I. (2006) “Spotlighting impacts functions in integrated assessment.” Research Report Prepared for the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.” Tyndall Centre Working Paper 91.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Luers, A.L. and Schneider, S.H. (2006) “Changing perceptions of changing risks: climate change and the California public.” Woods Institute for the Environment California Climate Change Project Policy Brief.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Schneider, S.H. (2006) “Paleoclimate relevance to global warming.” In Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Elias, S.A., Ed., Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

Mastrandrea, M.D. (2003) “Book Review: The Global Warming Desk Reference,” Climatic Change 59, 411-416.

Selected Presentations
“Climate Impacts Today and in the Future,” Santa Clara University Focus the Nation Panel, January, 2008.

Panelist, “The IPCC, from humble beginnings to the Nobel Prize: where should it go from here?” Energy Seminar, Stanford University, January, 2008.

“Addressing Climate Risks Through Science/Policy Partnerships,” California Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, September, 2007.

“Changes in Current and Future Extreme Events in California,” and “Probabilistic estimates of future global GHG emissions and radiative forcing for use in California’s planning process,” PIER 2008 Scenarios Project Meeting, Oakland, June, 2007.

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report,” Woods Institute for the Environment Seminar, Stanford University, April, 2007.

“Assessing Climate Risks: Perception and Management of ‘Dangerous’ Climate Change,” ENVS Seminar, University of California Santa Cruz, April, 2006.

“Climate Forecast: Worldwide and in California,” Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment-sponsored “Carbon, Climate, and Consequences,” Stanford University, February, 2006.

“Probabilistic Assessment of ‘Dangerous’ Climate Change,” Whole Earth Systems Symposium, Stanford University, February, 2005.

“Probabilistic Assessment of ‘Dangerous’ Climate Change and Emissions Scenarios,” Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Conference, Met Office, Exeter, UK, February, 2005.

“Probabilistic Integrated Assessment of ‘Dangerous’ Climate Change,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2004.

“’Dangerous’ Climate Change,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2003.

“Climate Science as Policy Making Tool: Predicting ENSO-Related Agricultural Impacts in Indonesia and Vietnam,” Global Change Education Program Workshop, Washington D.C., August, 2003.

“Integrated Assessment of Abrupt Climatic Changes and Climate Variability,” Global Change Education Program Workshop, University of Florida, August, 2002.

“Integrated Assessment of Abrupt Climatic Changes and Climate Variability,” International Energy Workshop, Stanford, California, June, 2002.

“Integrated Assessment of Abrupt Climatic Changes,” Poster Presentation, European Geophysical Society Annual Meeting, Nice, France, April, 2002.

“Integrated Assessment of Abrupt Climatic Changes,” United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, February, 2002.

“Climate Change,” Earth Systems 10 Class Lecture, Stanford, California, February, 2002.
“The Global Warming Debate,” Wonderfest 2001, University of California, Berkeley, October, 2001.

“Integrated Assessment of Abrupt Climatic Changes,” Rapid Climate Change Workshop, Washington D.C., October, 2001.

Education/Outreach
Qualifying Committee Member, Carolyn Snyder, IPER (2008)

Judge, Stanford University School of Earth Sciences Research Review (2005-2008)

Faculty Advisor, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (2007-2008)

Contributor, “Global Warming,” The World Book Encyclopedia.

Contributor, “Global Warming,” Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia.

Contributor, "Greenhouse Effect," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia.

Contributor, “Ozone Layer,” Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia.