Steven Hamburg

Chief Scientist


Steven Hamburg is EDF’s public voice for its commitment to science-based advocacy and is responsible for the scientific integrity of EDF’s positions and programs. His training and research specialty is ecosystem ecology, with a focus on forests.


Steven has served as an advisor to both corporations and non-governmental organizations and was awarded an Environmental Merit award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for his climate change-related activities.

He has published widely including in the journals Nature and Science and has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


  • Stanford University, Post-doc (1984-1985)
  • Yale University, Ph.D. (Forest Ecology) 1984
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies M.F.S. (1977)
  • Vassar College, B.A. (1975)


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