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University of California
Senior Researcher
Institute of Marine Sciences
carbon cycle/ sequestration


Dr. Greg Rau is a senior researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, and also is affiliated with the Carbon Management Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. A native of Washington state, he is a graduate of Western Washington University, and received his Master of Science and doctorate degrees from the University of Washington. Postdoctoral work was conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at NASA-Ames Research Center. His subsequent 25-year research career has focused on carbon cycling and biogeochemistry at cellular to global scales, including the development and evaluation CO2 mitigation technologies. Dr. Rau is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He and his wife, Vreni, live in Castro Valley, Calif. They enjoy hiking, fishing and traveling.