Andrew Gunther currently serves as the Executive Coordinator of the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium. BAECCC was established in 2009 to assess the impact of climate change on Bay Area ecosystems, and identify actions that will preserve the benefits we derive from these ecosystems in the face of ongoing climate change. BAECCC works to achieve these outcomes by fostering collaboration among natural resource managers, scientists, and others interested in climate change and the future of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Gunther received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, and has worked at the intersection of environmental science and policy since 1979. Dr. Gunther served as the first manager for the Regional Monitoring Program for Toxic Substances in San Francisco Bay and as Assistant Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program. He is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration.
Dr. Gunther has followed developments in climate science for many years, and has given over 50 presentations on climate change in the Bay Area since 2007. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a scientific advisor to the Alliance for Climate Education and The Regeneration Project.