Michael D. Mastrandrea is a Research Associate at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy and a Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (IPER) at Stanford University, where his research focuses on scientific questions with political and societal implications and their accurate and effective translation for the general public and policy makers in particular.
His research interests include integrated assessment modeling of the climate and economy as a tool for international and domestic climate policy analysis; assessment of potentially "dangerous" climate impacts and probabilistic analysis of the potential for "dangerous" climate change; development of conceptual frameworks for risk management of climate change; analysis of the effects of global climate change on human society and world ecosystems; and risk perception of climate change and climate impacts.
Mastrandrea is the first graduate of IPER, where he was a Department of Energy Global Change Education Program Fellow. His work has been published in several journals, including Science Magazine and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is currently serving as an author for Working Group II, Chapter 19 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report due out in 2007.