Jay Gulledge, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Director for Science and Impacts

Center for Climate & Energy Solutions







Dr. Jay Gulledge is the Senior Scientist and Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly at Columbia University. He is a Certified Senior Ecologist with two decades of experience teaching and conducting research in the biological and environmental sciences. His scientific research examines the biological mechanisms and social drivers of greenhouse gas exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere. After 16 years in academic research, Dr. Gulledge shifted to the science/policy interface, informing policy-makers, business leaders, the public, and the press about the science and impacts of global environmental change and approaches for managing the associated risks. Since 2006, Dr. Gulledge has worked closely with national security analysts to examine the implications of climate change for international security and foreign policy. After earning the PhD degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he was a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and subsequently held faculty positions at Tulane University and the University of Louisville. In 2011, he received the American Geophysical Union’s Charles S. Falkenberg Award and was nominated for George Mason University’s Climate Change Communicator of the Year.