Robert E. Nicholas
Assistant Director and Associate Research Professor
Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
The Pennsylvania State University
I’m an atmospheric scientist with research interests in the areas of climate dynamics, empirical downscaling, uncertainty quantification, and Earth system modeling. My current work focuses on the development of decision-relevant climate data products, with a particular focus on agricultural, water resources, forestry, and biodiversity management applications. Much of this work takes place in the context of transdisciplinary collaborations with engineers, statisticians, philosophers, agricultural scientists, geographers, economists, and other Earth system scientists.
I also serve as the Managing Director of the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM), Managing Director of the Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES), Lead for the NOAA Mid-Atlantic RISA (MARISA) Climate Information Office, and am the Director of a new NOAA-supported Coastal Climate Extension Program for the Chesapeake Bay region.
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