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Margaret Walsh

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Climate Change Program Office. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Margaret Walsh holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University and conducted her postdoctoral work at the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Walsh has contributed to national climate change assessments and projections, including reports issued by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Resource Council, as well as to guidance on greenhouse gas accounting methods for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Since 2006, Dr. Walsh is the Ecologist in the Climate Change Program Office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, coordinating climate activities among twenty-two Departmental subagencies and thirteen Federal partners. Her current work investigates the relationship between climate change and food security, based upon her experience in agricultural science, policy, and related topics.