Robert E. Nicholas
Director, Penn State Center for Climate Risk Management (CLIMA)
Assistant Director & Associate Research Professor, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
Associate Research Professor, Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 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.