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Curriculum Vitae

Michael D. Mastrandrea, Ph.D.
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
2009-Present Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Technical Support Unit
Co-Director of Science, 2011-Present; Deputy Director of Science, 2009-2011

2009-2014 Assistant Consulting Professor, Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment

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

2006-2009 Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (IPER)

2004-2006 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.

Environmental Protection Agency, “Integrating Information from Climate Scientists and Resource Managers: Informing Preparedness and Adaptation to Extreme Event Impacts on Air and Water Quality in California.” With L.W. Bedsworth, P.B. Duffy, and C. Tebaldi (9/2012-8/2015). $710,529.

Instruction
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University (2006-2009)

Assistant Consulting Professor, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University (2009-2014)

Co-instructor (with S.H. Schneider 2007/2009, with J. Salinger 2012), Biological Sciences/Human Biology/Earth Systems 147/247, Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century, Stanford University, Winter. A joint undergraduate/graduate course on climate science and policy.

Curriculum Developer/Lecturer, Graduate School of Business OIT338/Law 608/IPER 335, Environmental Science for Managers and Policy Makers, Stanford University, Winter, 2008-2011. Developed assignments, created a teaching version of the integrated assessment model used for the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, and co-taught sessions on climate change, integrated assessment, and climate policy.

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.

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

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

Ph.D. Advisor/Committee Member for Joann de Zegher (E-IPER), Marilyn Cornelius (E-IPER), Austin Becker (E-IPER), Carolyn Snyder (E-IPER), Bill Anderegg (Biology).

E-IPER Joint Masters Advisor (2009-2012)

Faculty Advisor, Public Policy Practicum, Climate Change and its Impact on the California Wine Industry (2008-2009)

Professional Development
Editorial Board, Climatic Change (2006-Present)

Managing Editor, Climatic Change (2010-Present)

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program/COMPASS Advanced Training, Hitting your Policy Mark: Leveraging Networks for Collective Impact—focused on communicating science to public and private decision makers (2013)

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

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

Books
Schneider, S.H., Root, T.L., and Mastrandrea, M.D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Schneider, S.H. Preparing for Climate Change, MIT Press, 2010.

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

Peer-Reviewed Journal/Assessment Publications

IPCC (2014) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, et al. (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC (2014) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Barros, V.R., Field, C.B., Dokken, D.J., Mastrandrea, M.D., Mach, K.J., et al. (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC (2012) Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., Barros, V., Stocker, T.F., Qin, D., Dokken, D.J., Ebi, K.L., Mastrandrea, M.D., Mach, K.J., Plattner, G.-K., Allen, S.K., Tignor, M., and Midgley, P.M. (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA, 582 pp.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Luers, A.L. (2012) “Climate change in California: scenarios and approaches for adaptation,” Climatic Change 111, 5-16.

IPCC (2012) Meeting Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Expert Meeting on Economic Analysis, Costing Methods, and Ethics [Field, C.B., V. Barros, O. Edenhofer, R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, and C. von Stechow (eds.)]. IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California, United States of America, pp. 75.

IPCC (2012) Meeting Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Expert Meeting on Geoengineering [O. Edenhofer, R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, C. Field, V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, Q. Dahe, J. Minx, K. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S. Schlömer, G. Hansen, M. Mastrandrea (eds.)]. IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 99.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Tebaldi, C., Snyder, C.P., Schneider, S.H. (2011) “Current and future impacts of extreme events in California,” Climatic Change 109, S43-S70.

IPCC (2011) Workshop Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Workshop on Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biology and Ecosystems [Field, C.B., V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, K.J. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, M.D. Mastrandrea, M. Tignor and K.L. Ebi (eds.)]. IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California, United States of America, pp. 164.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Mach, K.J., Plattner, G.-K., Edenhofer, O., Stocker, T.F., Field, C.B., Ebi, K.L., Matschoss, P.R. (2011) “The IPCC AR5 guidance note on consistent treatment of uncertainties: a common approach across the working groups,” Climatic Change 108, 675–691.

Mastrandrea, M.D. and Mach, K.J. (2011) “Treatment of uncertainties in IPCC Assessment Reports: past approaches and considerations for the Fifth Assessment Report,” Climatic Change 108, 659–673.

Mastrandrea, M.D., Field, C.B., Stocker, T.F., Edenhofer, O., Ebi, K.L., Frame, D.J., Held, H., Kriegler, E., Mach, K.J., Matschoss, P.R., Plattner, G.-K., Yohe, G.W., and Zwiers, F.W. (2010) Guidance Note for Lead Authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Consistent Treatment of Uncertainties. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Bonebrake, T.C., and Mastrandrea, M.D., (2010) “Environmental variation, tolerance adaptation, and global climate change,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 12581-12586.

Warren, R., Mastrandrea, M.D., Hope, C. (2010) “Variation in the climatic response to SRES emissions scenarios among integrated assessment models,” Climatic Change 102, 671-685.

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
Rhodium Group (2014) “American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States.” Prepared as input to the Risky Business Project.

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.