In her role as WWF Chief Scientist, Rebecca Shaw works with experts and partners around the world to identify emerging challenges of WWF’s mission and advance the scientific inquiry to deliver solutions to those challenges.
Rebecca came to WWF from the Environmental Defense Fund, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategy of the Ecosystems Programme. Rebecca has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Science and Nature and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work. She is a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report that focuses on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
Rebecca holds an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.