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US Global Change Research Program
Senior Scientist


Fred Lipschultz is the Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment and Senior Scientist at USGCRP. His responsibilities include shaping the sustained assessment goal of the USGCRP’s decadal strategic plan and working on assessment related activities supporting the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University after a Master's degree in Botany and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland. His research career focused on the biogeochemistry of the marine nitrogen cycle in various ecosystems including Bermuda's coral reefs, the Sargasso Sea, and the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Fred is now on assignment from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to USGCRP. Previously he was on a mobility assignment to NASA from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, where he was a faculty member for 25 years. At NASA, Fred worked as a Program Scientist for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program in the Earth Sciences Division and then was assigned to USGCRP. Before that, he served at NSF as Program Officer in the Chemical Oceanography Program in the Geosciences Directorate.