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Apurva Dave, PhD

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Apurva Dave conducts research and analysis on topics lying at the intersection of climate security and science – particularly on the research approaches that would underpin effective policy on security issues.  He is currently a technical specialist at ICF, a global consulting firm that works on environmental and security issues. In this position, he serves as the International Coordinator and Senior Analyst at the U.S. Global Change Research Program. At USGCRP, Apurva coordinates the development of interagency priorities and activities related to international cooperation on global change research, as mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. In addition, Apurva supports interagency activities to advance global change science, with a particular focus on integrated observations of the Earth System. Apurva also serves as an author and coordinator of the National Climate Assessment. Any ideas expressed in his work are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of ICF.

Previously, Apurva was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the EPA’s Office of Atmospheric programs. At EPA he coordinated interagency and international teams working to mitigate short-lived climate pollutants through the Montreal Protocol, UN Environment Programme and other international fora.

Apurva holds a PhD in Oceanography from Duke University, with expertise in physical oceanography and marine biogeochemistry. As a postdoc, he researched the impact of climate variability on marine ecosystem productivity. and taught courses on climate dynamics and global environmental change. Before that, he worked as a high-school science teacher for 5 years and a personal trainer.