Climate Change Experts Available To Discuss Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Report
Contact:  Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
Feb. 2, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- Three University of New Hampshire faculty members are available to comment on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today.

Barry Rock, professor of natural resources and in the Complex Systems Research Center, served as a reviewer on the IPCC report, looking at parts of the report that focused on forest impacts of climate change, as well as at forests’ potential contributions (as carbon storage or sequestration agents) in mitigating future climate change. Trained as a botanist, his research and publications have focused on remote sensing of vegetation.

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George Hurtt, associate professor, UNH Complex Systems Research Center, researches ecological systems and develops models to help predict changes in them. His current research is helping address issues such as the sustainability of land-use practices, the potential for terrestrial ecosystems as a carbon sink, and how terrestrial ecosystems respond to climate and climate change. Hurtt is involved in several international research projects and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the science of global change.

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Stacy VanDeveer, associate professor of political science, researches U.S. and international environmental policy and its impacts, the connections between environmental and security issues, and the development and implementation of a climate change action plans across North America. He is the co-author of “Political Science and Prediction: What’s Next for U.S. Climate Change Policy?”, available at