Jae Edmonds is a researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute a collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he is Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow, and the University of Maryland in College Park, where he is College Park Professor of Public Policy. He is one of the pioneers in the field of integrated assessment modeling of global change. His research focuses on interactions between global and regional energy, technology, economy, land, water atmosphere, and climate systems and global change. His work spans four decades, producing several books, numerous scientific papers and countless presentations. His work has more than 26,000 citations. He has been an active participant in all of the major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He serves on numerous committees, panels and advisory boards.