Joint Global Change Research Institute
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences - Geography
Dr. Anthony Janetos is the Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a joint venture between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. He is also a Laboratory Fellow of PNNL. Dr. Janetos has many years of experience in managing scientific and policy research programs on a variety of ecological and environmental topics, including air pollution effects on forests, climate change impacts, land-use change, ecosystem modeling, and the global carbon cycle. He was also a co-convening lead author of the Climate Change Science Program’s Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3, Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity, and has participated in or led several national and international scientific assessments on climate and global change topics.
With many collaborators, Dr. Janetos has written and spoken about the need to understand the scientific, environmental, economic, and policy linkages among the major global environmental issues, and the need to keep basic human needs in the forefront of the thinking of the environmental science and policy communities.
Dr. Janetos graduated Magna cum Laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biology from Princeton University.