Rob Dunbar

Affiliated Researcher

Specialties: Climate Change, Polar Research

Rob Dunbar is the William M. Keck Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and the Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Director of the Earth Systems Program, the largest undergraduate and co-terminal masters program in the School of Earth Sciences.

Professor Rob Dunbar was the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources and the 2009 recipient of the Richard W. Lyman Award.  He is also the first J. Frederick and Elisabeth B. Weintz University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and a Senior Fellow of Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Professor Dunbar's research interests link climate dynamics, marine science and environmental policy and solutions. His research group works on topics related to global environmental change, with a focus on the hydrological cycle, air-sea interactions, tropical ecosystems and polar biogeochemistry and glacial history. His group also specializes in studies of climate change during the past 50 to 12,000 years.  He received his B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Contact Information:
Phone: (650) 725-6830

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