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Doering to lead Climate Change Research Center


Longtime Purdue agricultural economics professor Otto Doering has been named director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, the university’s interdisciplinary effort focusing on research and education in global climate change.



Doering has years of experience working on the economic analysis of environmental issues and was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on climate change.

Doering had been serving as the center’s interim director since October 2009 after succeeding Noah Diffenbaugh, who was named a fellow and professor of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

Fifty-four Purdue faculty members and research staff are collaborating in the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, established in 2004 to support and promote research and education on global climate change and to examine its impact on agriculture, natural ecosystems and society. The center has generated more than $20 million in research funding.

Doering has served in numerous capacities offering direction on policy issues in agriculture, resources, energy and the environment. He was director of Purdue’s Energy Policy Research and Information Program, and the first director of Indiana’s State Utility Forecasting Group.

He served in advisory positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 1977, 1990, and 1996 farm bills and has worked with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on the design and implementation of conservation programs.

Doering also is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and chairs the federal agency’s Integrated Nitrogen Committee. He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Water Science and Technology Board and serves on committees working to restore and protect water quality in the Mississippi River.

Contact Doering at

Purdue Agriculture, 615 West State Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-8396
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