SNAP Director, AK CASC Principal Investigator, IARC Deputy Director, Professor
Dr. Scott Rupp serves as SNAP Director and is also the principal investigator for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. In addition, Dr. Rupp serves as a co-principal investigator for both the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and Alaska Fire Science Consortium.
Rupp is a well-established forest ecologist with specialized experience in ecological modeling. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Rupp received a BS in Forest Management from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD in Forest Ecology from UAF. He has been a faculty member at UAF since 2001. His research interests include: cosystem and landscape ecology emphasizing secondary succession, regeneration, and disturbance dynamics in subarctic and boreal forest.