Rosina Bierbaum

Research Professor; Roy F. Weston Chair in Natural Economics
3111A Van Munching Hall
Rosina Bierbaum is a research professor and Roy F. Weston Chair in Natural Economics in the School of Public Policy. She was formerly a dean of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan. She has experience in climate science, foreign relations and international development. She served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology, chairs the Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, is an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank and the lead author of the U.S. National Climate Assessment.
Bierbaum served for two decades in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. Government and ran the first Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America and Sigma Xi. She received the American Geophysical Union’s Waldo Smith Award for extraordinary service to Geoscience and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Award. Bierbaum is a board member for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Federation of American Scientists, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, the Climate Reality Project, the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, the International Finance Corporation Business and Sustainability Group, and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. She earned a B.A. in English, a B.S. in biology and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution.