Dr. Richard H. Gammon is Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry and Oceanography, and Adjunct Professor (Emeritus) of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He is a former Co-Director of the UW Program on the Environment (2004-2007). Richard received his BA in Chemistry from Princeton University (1965), and his MA and PhD in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University (1970).
Dr. Gammon was a co-author (Carbon Cycle) of the first Scientific Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 1990). As Chief of the Carbon Dioxide Program, he directed the US program to globally monitor atmospheric CO2 (NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories, Boulder, 1982-84).
Richard has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry, oceanography, atmospheric science, global biogeochemical cycles, and climate change. His research has emphasized the measurement and interpretation of atmospheric trace gases critical to climate change. Dr. Gammon served as the Director of Science at the Pacific Science Center (1979-80), and remains actively involved in improving the understanding of the climate change challenge with frequent public talks.