Robert E. Nicholas
Assistant Director and Associate Research Professor
Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
The Pennsylvania State University
I’m an atmospheric scientist with research interests in the areas of climate dynamics, empirical downscaling, uncertainty quantification, and Earth system modeling. My current work focuses on the development of decision-relevant climate data products, with a particular emphasis on agricultural, water resources, forestry, flood resilience, and biodiversity management applications. Much of this work takes place in the context of transdisciplinary collaborations with engineers, statisticians, philosophers, agricultural scientists, geographers, economists, and other Earth system scientists, as well as local stakeholders and decision-makers.
I also serve as Assistant Director of Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), Managing Director of the Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES), Lead for the NOAA Mid-Atlantic RISA (MARISA) Climate Information Office, and Director of a new NOAA-supported Coastal Climate Extension Program for the Chesapeake Bay region.
Looking for a new opportunity within an innovative, fun, and highly-collaborative, multi-disciplinary research team? I’m currently hiring for four new positions: