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USDA Beltsville Area Distinquished Lecture Series

"Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on
U.S. Agriculture, Water Resources and Land Use"

Norman J. Rosenberg


Dr. Norman J. Rosenberg

Laboratory Fellow, Emeritus
Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL
Joint Global Change Research Institute
College Park, Maryland

Building 003 Auditorium
Thursday, June 9, 2005
10:30 AM

At the Joint Global Change Research Institute, Dr. Norm Rosenberg advises on research on the impacts of climatic variability and potential change on water resources, agriculture, and unmanaged ecosystems. Under the Institute's Global Technology Strategy Program, Dr. Rosenberg also participates in efforts to develop an understanding of the potential role of biotechnology and genetic engineering in mitigation of global climatic change.

Beginning in 1992, Dr. Rosenberg coordinated research that provides information to the JGCRI Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM), an integrated assessment tool for understanding the causes and potential effects of environmental change, mitigation means, and adaptation to unavoidable change. As one means of mitigation, Dr. Rosenberg has conducted research on sequestration of carbon in agricultural soils.

He was principal organizer of efforts that led to creation of the DOE Center for Enhancing Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE). In 2003, Dr. Rosenberg organized a workshop to explore opportunities to apply biotechnology in mitigation of greenhouse warming.

Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Rosenberg was Director of the Climate Resources Program at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, D.C. Before joining RFF in 1987, he was a George Holmes Professor of Agricultural Meteorology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which he joined as Assistant Professor in 1961. Dr. Rosenberg is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also is Associate Editor of the journals "Climatic Change" and "Agricultural and Forest Meteorology." An Agricultural Meteorologist, Dr. Rosenberg has degrees in soil science and meteorology from Michigan State, Oklahoma State, and Rutgers Universities.

Education: B.S. in Farm Engineering from Michigan State University; M.S. in Soil Physics from Oklahoma State University; and Ph.D. in Soil Physics and Meteorology from Rutgers University.