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Patrick Gonzalez

Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Patrick Gonzalez is Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. A forest ecologist, he conducts applied research to detect impacts of climate change, analyze vulnerabilities of ecosystems and people, and quantify ecosystem carbon. He then works with land managers to adapt natural resource management to climate change, with policymakers to integrate science into policy, and with local people to implement community-based natural resource management. Patrick has conducted and published field research on climate change in Africa, Latin America, and the United States and serves as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.


  • –present
    Principal Climate Change Scientist, National Park Service


  • 1997 
    University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1987 
    Stanford University, Master of Science
  • 1986 
    Cornell University, Bachelor of Science