Peter Schultz has 20 years of experience in climate and global change research, management, decision support, and communication. He analyzes the impacts of climate change on a broad array of sectors and helps clients prepare for the threats and opportunities presented by climate change. His work has addressed a range of issues related to climate adaptation, including energy, transportation, health, conflict, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), mining, park and military facilities, and global economics. Dr. Schultz manages or contributes to projects on climate-resilient development, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), coastal energy impacts for the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE), and climate risk screening for the World Bank (WB).
Dr. Schultz played a leadership role in the interagency program responsible for integrating federal climate science. His prior research has been in the fields of climate and carbon cycle modeling, the economics of climate change, and remote sensing of vegetation. His expertise in informal education and communication stems from his work on climate change exhibitions and other communication modalities. He has led or contributed to the framing and development of dozens of global change assessments at the National Research Council, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and ICF.
Dr. Schultz has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Geology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.