Patrick Gonzalez is a forest ecologist, climate change scientist, and an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has also served as the Principal Climate Change Scientist of the U.S. National Park Service. Dr. Gonzalez has conducted field research in Africa, Latin America, and the United States and published in numerous journals, including Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. He has served as a lead author on four reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.