Adam Terando

Adam Terando is a U.S. Geological Survey Research Ecologist with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. His work in adaptation science focuses on understanding the risks posed by climate change to ecosystems and natural resource management. He has conducted research on climate-change effects on extreme wildfires in the Southeast, impacts to prescribed fire management, and changing fire regimes, and has worked on long-term adaptation solutions in the U.S. Caribbean via the development of ultra-high-resolution climate projections, toward supporting robust conservation strategies for at-risk species. He is the federal coordinating lead author for one of two physical climate science chapters being developed for the forthcoming Fifth National Climate Assessment, and is a member of the U.S. State Department scientific delegation for the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC.