Keynote: Past is not Prologue: How Climate Change alters the Science and Art of Managing Ecosystems

Past is not Prologue: How Climate Change alters the Science and the Art of managing Ecosystems
Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan

Rosina's research interests lie at the interface of science and policy--principally on issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation at the national and international levels. As a professor at the University of Michigan (U of M), she teaches courses on climate policy. She has been named the new chair of the Global Environment Facility's Science and Technical Advisory Panel, and serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Rosina is an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank, leads the Adaptation Chapter for the Congressionally-mandated U.S. National Climate assessment and is review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She serves on the boards of several foundations and NGOs and has lectured on every continent. Rosina served in both the executive and legislative branches of government for two decades--as the Senate- confirmed director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Environment Division and in multiple capacities at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Rosina was dean of U of M's School of Natural Resources and the Environment from 2001-2011, during which time she oversaw the creation of a new undergraduate Program in the Environment, five new dual master's degrees across campus, and tripled interdisciplinary research in the school.