Steven Hamburg, B.A. of Vassar College, M.S. in Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, PhD in Forest Ecology of Yale University, Post-doctoral Fellow of Stanford University, Bullard Fellow of Harvard University, and contributing recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is now the Chief Scientist of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), who ensures the scientific integrity of EDF’s positions and programs, and facilitates collaborations with researchers from a diversity of institutions and countries. He also helps identify emerging science relevant to EDF’s mission. His areas of expertise cover Systems ecology, Biogeochemistry, Climate change impacts, Forest ecology, Soils, and C cycle. Dr. Hamburg plays a leading role in EDF’s research efforts, including work on quantifying methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain and the use of emerging sensor technologies in improving our understanding of air pollution and related impacts on human health. He has been actively involved in biogeochemistry and forest ecology research for more than 35 years, and has published more than 100 scientific papers.He was twice awarded an Environmental Merit award by the U.S. EPA Region I for his climate change-related activities. Dr. Hamburg serves on many governmental and university advisory boards, and boards of trustees.
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences