Dr. Fred Lipschultz
Senior Staff Scientist
National Climate Assessment Staff (NCA)
Dr. Fred Lipschultz is a Senior Staff Scientist at USGCRP. His responsibilities include working on the National Climate Assessment, coordinating with U.S. state and local assessments, and serving as an advisor to international assessment activities. He also works to enhance the provision of climate data, information, and knowledge. He supports the Coastal Focus Group and its various workstreams.
Fred is a contractor with the Universities Space Research Association on assignment to USGCRP. Previously, he was on IPA mobility assignments to NASA and NSF 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, before being assigned to USGCRP. Prior to that, he served at NSF as a Program Officer in the Chemical Oceanography Program in the Geosciences Directorate.
Fred's 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. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University after an M.S. in Botany and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland.