Schrag, Daniel

Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Daniel Schrag studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history and seeks to understand how information on climate change from the geologic past can lead to better understanding of the causes and effects of anthropogenic climate change in the future.

About Daniel Schrag

D. Schrag

Daniel Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. 

His primary appointment is in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  Schrag studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history. He is particularly interested in how information on climate change from the geologic past can lead to better understanding of anthropogenic climate change in the future. In addition to his work on geochemistry and climatology, Schrag studies energy technology and policy, including carbon capture and storage and low-carbon synthetic fuels.

He serves as Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and also directs the Program on Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Schrag currently serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

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