Expertise: Climate science, climate change implications for national security
Dr. Jay Gulledge is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), specializing in the application of scientific knowledge of the climate system to policy- and decision-making. He previously served as Senior Scientist and Director for Science and Impacts at C2ES and is now Director of the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly at Columbia University. He is a Certified Senior Ecologist with two decades of experience teaching and conducting research in the biological and environmental sciences. His scientific research examines biological mechanisms and social drivers of greenhouse gas exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere. His work at the science/policy interface informs policy-makers, business leaders, the public, and the press about the science and impacts of global environmental change and approaches for managing the associated risks.
After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he was a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and subsequently held faculty posts at Tulane University and the University of Louisville. In 2011, he received the American Geophysical Union’s Charles S. Falkenberg Award and was nominated for George Mason University’s Climate Change Communicator of the Year.