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Expert NameDr. Patrick Gonzalez
TitleClimate Change Scientist
DivisionNatural Resource Stewardship and Science, US National Park Service
InstitutionUS National Park Service
CityWashington, DC
CountryUnited States of America
Telephone1 202 513-7185
Work ExperienceClimate Change Scientist, U.S. National Park Service, 2010-present; Visiting Scholar, Center for Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, 2009-2010; Climate Change Scientist, Nature Conservancy, 2003–2008; Desertification and Climate Change Advisor, U.S. Geological Survey, 2000–2003; Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), U.S. Agency for International Development, 1999-2002; American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1998–2000; Post Doctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Management, Woods Hole Research Center, 1998; Fulbright Scholar, Louga, Senegal, 1993–1994; Projet de Boisements Villageois Intégrés à Louga, Bakel, et Mbacké (PROBOVIL), United Nations Development Programme, Senegal, project technical advisor, 1990-1991; Peace Corps, Senegal, rural forestry and community-based natural resource management volunteer, 1988-1990; Geographical area of Experience: African Sahel, North America, South America
QualificationsPh.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley M.S., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University B.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University
Number of Publications28
Awards(1) U.S. Fulbright Scholar; (2) Certificate of Contribution to the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; (3) National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Kavli Frontiers of Science speaker and organizer
Other Activities(1) U.S. Government delegation, Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification COP-2, Dakar, Senegal; COP-3, Recife, Brazil; COP-4, Bonn, Germany; (2) U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification Ad Hoc Panel on Early Warning Systems, participant; (3) UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Assessing the UNCCD process and identifying challenges ahead, Round Table, New York, participant; (4) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, lead author, contributing author
Publications(1) Gonzalez, P., C.J. Tucker, and H. Sy. 2012. Tree density and species decline in the African Sahel attributable to climate. Journal of Arid Environments 78: 55-64; (2) Gonzalez, P. 2001. Desertification and a shift of forest species in the West African Sahel. Climate Research 17: 217-228; (3) Gonzalez, P., R.P. Neilson, J.M. Lenihan, and R.J. Drapek. 2010. Global patterns in the vulnerability of ecosystems to vegetation shifts due to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 755-768; (4) Allen, C.D., A.K. Macalady, H. Chenchouni, D. Bachelet, N. McDowell, M. Vennetier, T. Kitzberger, A. Rigling, D.D. Breshears, E.H. Hogg, P. Gonzalez, R. Fensham, Z. Zhang, J. Castro, N. Demidova, J.H. Lim, G. Allard, S.W. Running, A. Semerci, and N. Cobb. 2010. A global overview of drought and heat-induced tree mortality reveals emerging climate change risks for forests. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 660-684; (5) Desanker, P., C. Magadza, A. Allali, C. Basalirwa, M. Boko, G. Dieudonne, T.E. Downing, P.O. Dube, A. Githeko, M. Githendu, P. Gonzalez, D. Gwary, B. Jallow, J. Nwafor, and R. Scholes. 2001. Africa. In Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
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