David studies regional climate (largely, but not exclusively, of the northwest US) and how it is affected by human activity. He is particularly interested in how anthropogenic greenhouse gases impact the hydrological cycle and therefore the ecosystem and water as a human resource. His main research tools are global and regional climate models. David holds a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona, an MS in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, and a PhD in Water Resources Engineering from Oregon State University. He is currently an assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and has held positions as a water resources scientist at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand, water resources consultant for a private company in Portland, and research associate at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR.
Visit David’s research website here.