Rebecca Shaw

World Wildlife Fund
Chief Scientist
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Dr. Rebecca Shaw is the Chief Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund where she is responsible for building a science program to support WWF’s global network. Rebecca has researched the impacts of climate change on biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity, ecosystem function and the subsequent feedbacks to climate change for just short of three decades. She has published widely, including in leading journals such as Science and Nature, and is the recipient of numerous awards and research fellowships for her work. She was a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report that focuses on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability; on the steering committee of the UN’s Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture; and a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.