Richard H Moss
Joint Global Change Research Institute
5825 University Research Ct Ste 3500
College Park, MD 20740
Richard Moss (UMD profile, PNNL profile) is a Senior Staff Scientist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland and Visiting Senior Research Scientist at Maryland's Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center. His research interests include development and use of scenarios, characterization and communication of uncertainty, and adaptation and vulnerability to climate change. He chairs the National Academy of Science's standing committee on the "human dimensions" of global environmental change and serves on the editorial board of Climatic Change. Dr. Moss is active in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and currently serves as a review editor for the Fifth Assessment Report. Previously Dr. Moss served as Director of the Office of the US Global Change Research Program, Climate Change Science Program (2000–06), Head of Technical Support Unit for the IPCC impacts, adaptation, and mitigation working group (1993–99), and on the faculty of Princeton University (1989–91). During a business leave of absence from 2006–2009, he served as Vice President and Managing Director for Climate Change at the World Wildlife Fund and Senior Director for Energy and Climate at the United Nations Foundation. Dr. Moss has been a lead author or editor of a number of assessments, reports, and research papers. He led preparation of the US government's 10-year climate change research plan (2003) for which he was awarded the United States Department of Energy's Distinguished Associate award. He was Co-Chair of the IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impacts and Climate Assessment (2002–2011). He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006 and a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program in 2001. He has MPA and PhD degrees from Princeton University in public and international affairs and a BA degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.