Climate Science: Climate Change and Its Impacts

Policy Reports | Energy and Natural Resources | Global Warming

No. 285
Monday, May 15, 2006
by David R. Legates, Ph.D., C.C.M.

About the Author

David R. Legates is an associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware. Dr. Legates is also the Delaware State Climatologist, Coordinator of the Delaware Geographic Alliance (sponsored by National Geographic), and Associate Director of the Delaware Space Grant Consortium (sponsored by NASA).

Prior to assuming his current academic position in 1999, Dr. Legates was an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University from 1998 to 1999 and both an Associate Professor (from 1994 through 1997) and an Assistant Professor (from 1998 to 1994) in the College of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma. He also served as Visiting Research Scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., in 1991, as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Virginia from 1995 to 1996, as Chief Research Scientist in the Center for Computational Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma from 1995 to 1997, and as Research Scientist in the Southern Regional Climate Center at Louisiana State University from 1998 to 1999. He serves as editor or associate editor for four journals and monograph series.

Dr. Legates is the author or coauthor of 45 refereed journal articles; 19 book chapters, monographs and reports; and 41 articles in conference proceedings. He has given more than 100 presentations at professional meetings and has been invited to speak at more than 20 universities and national or private research laboratories. He has also been awarded more than $5 million in research grants on which he served as either principal investigator or co-principal investigator.

Legates received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Geography, a Master of Science degree in Geography-Climatology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Climatology - all from the University of Delaware.

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