Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor - Environmental Earth System Science
Climate, Food Security
Noah Diffenbaugh is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. His research interests are centered on the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system. Much of his work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping climate change impacts, including studies of extreme weather, water resources, agriculture, human health and poverty vulnerability. Diffenbaugh is currently a lead author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), as an editor of Geophysical Research Letters, and as a member representative to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Diffenbaugh is a recipient of the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a Terman Fellowship from Stanford University. He has been recognized as a Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and as a Google Science Communication Fellow. Before coming to Stanford, Diffenbaugh was a member of the faculty of Purdue University, where he was a University Faculty Scholar and served as Interim Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC).
Selected Publications by this Author
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate. The hours were long, the company was good and the science is crucial.
By Rob Jordan,
Quotes Daniel Swain, doctoral candidate in environmental earth system science who is working with Woods Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh, on the enhanced risk of a strong El Niño event
By Paul Rogers,
An interview with Woods Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh, who was one of the lead contributors to a new international report on climate change
By Lindsay Abrams,
Interview with Noah Diffenbaugh, senior fellow at Stanford Woods Institute, about the findings of an international team of scientists