Chris Field

Chris Field
  • Director, Department of Global Ecology
    Carnegie Institution for Science

1981, PhD, Stanford. For nearly two decades, has led major experiments on responses of California grassland to multi-factor global change. Since 1984, with the Carnegie Institution for Science; currently Founding Director, Department of Global Ecology. Concurrently, Professor of Biology and Environmental Earth System Science, and Faculty Director, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University. Research emphasizes impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. Has served on many national and international committees related to global ecology and climate change. Former Coordinating Lead Author, 4th assessment report of the IPCC; Member, IPCC delegation that received the Nobel Peace Prize (2007). 2008, elected Co-Chair, Working Group 2, IPCC; will lead the next assessment on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; National Academy of Sciences.