Dr. Walsh was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Future of Food.
Margaret 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. She coordinates climate research and activities among twenty Departmental subagencies and thirteen Federal partners.
Prior to joining USDA’s Climate Change Program Office, Dr. Walsh’s monitored air, soils, and water in the U.S., China, and Mexico; developed ecological indicators of system health; identified driving sources of landscape change; performed stratospheric ozone depletion laboratory measurements; conducted comparative watershed case study analyses; and developed analytical instrumentation for environmental monitoring. Dr. 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.