Dr. Fred Lipschultz
National Climate Assessment Staff (NCA)
Dr. Fred Lipschultz is the Regional Coordinator and Senior Scientist at USGCRP. His responsibilities include working on the recently issued Fourth National Climate Assessment, coordinating with U.S. regional and state assessments, and serving as an advisor to international assessment activities.
Fred is now on assignment from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to USGCRP. Previously he was on 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 and then was assigned to USGCRP. Before that, he served at NSF as 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 a Master's degree in Botany and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland.