greenhouse gases, air pollution, atmospheric science
Scot studies greenhouse gases and air pollution. Greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions have a well-known impact on air quality, public health, and climate change. However, the distribution of these emissions from different sources across the globe and the processes controlling these emissions are often poorly understood. Effective climate and air quality regulations depend upon reliable emissions estimates. Scot works to improve these estimates from local to global scales. His existing projects focus on global change in the Arctic, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, and emissions from energy industries (e.g., coal, oil, and natural gas). Scot’s research also utilizes statistics, high performance computing, and tools for big data.
After receiving his PhD from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, Scot was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University. Prior to receiving his PhD, Scot was a Harry S. Truman scholar. He also completed post-graduate studies at Trinity College Dublin on a George Mitchell Scholarship and worked in the German parliament as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow.
Scot is originally from Fargo, North Dakota. He is an avid cyclist and loves being in the outdoors.