Areas of Expertise:
climate change | sustainability | global warming | drought | biodiversity | environment | water
Glen MacDonald is UCLA’s Professor of California and the American West and an international authority on climate change, its causes and its environmental and societal impacts. A particular focus of MacDonald’s work has been on water resources in western North America and the global semi-arid regions. MacDonald is an expert on how drought affects the environment, and the management of increasingly limited water resources.
MacDonald is known for work on arctic climate change and on the concept of the “perfect drought.” He also conducts research on the impact of rising sea levels on California coastal marshes. MacDonald is a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and he holds an appointment in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology.
MacDonald is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.