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Otto C. Doering III


Otto Doering serves as Interim Director of Purdue’s Climate Change Research Center. He is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. His broader university responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and public service on policy issues relating to agriculture, resources, and the environment. His experience with climate issues includes work assessing the impacts of climate change and climate variability on agriculture and service on national and international climate change assessments. He has energy related experience that includes service on the Department of Energy’s Biomass Advisory Panel and Indiana’s Energy Development Board. He was director of Purdue University’s Energy Policy Research and Information Program, directed Indiana’s State Utility Forecasting Group, and works with the National Science Foundation’s Power Systems Engineering Research Center. His experience on environmental issues includes contributions to the National Hypoxia Assessment, the National Academies’ reports on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act, and the National Research Council’s report on Water Implications of Biofuel Production. He serves on the National Academies’ Water Science and Technology Board, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, and he is Chair of EPA’s Integrated Nitrogen Committee. He has held advisory positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the ’77, ’90, and ‘96 farm bills, and works with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on the design and assessment of conservation programs. He is past president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and shares a very small piece of the Nobel Peace Prize honoring climate change work with the many individuals working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Otto Doering has degrees from Cornell University and the London School of Economics. In previous lives he has been a wrangler in the Canadian Rockies, prepared cases in the New York City Municipal Courts, and worked in Southeast Asia for the Ford Foundation.

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