Edward Dunlea is Chief Scientist at Madison River Group (MRG), a strategic consulting firm dedicated to helping clients improve decision making through sound science, in particular related to issues around adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Before joining MRG, Dr. Dunlea worked for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Polar Research Board. He was the study director on numerous studies on high profile topics in climate and atmospheric sciences, including climate intervention (geoengineering), subseasonal to seasonal forecasting, abrupt climate changes, and climate modeling.
Dr. Dunlea has also worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a Program Manager in the Climate Program Office, and held post-doctoral research positions in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Colorado and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a doctorate in physical chemistry with an emphasis on the chemistry of the atmosphere from the University of Colorado and an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard University.