Peter Lawrence, Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
I am a Project Scientist in the Terrestrial Sciences Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory at NCAR. My research investigates how human and natural systems respond to the world's changing climate, and how human activities in turn impact back on the climate system. Since joining NCAR, I have become one of the agency's leading scientists on land use and land cover change, representing the agency in many international projects. The main focus of this research has been working on the World Meteorology Organization's (WMO) Coupled Model Intercomparison Projects (CMIP) which inform the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.