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Inez Fung, Sc.D, former director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Center, is Co-Director of the new Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Professor in the Department of Earth Planetary Science and Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fung's research specializes on climate and biogeochemical cycles, geophysical fluid dynamics, large scale numerical monitoring, remote sensing of earth systems, and atmosphere-ocean interactions and atmosphere-biosphere interactions. She was one of the authors of the National Academy of Sciences report on climate change science in 2001 that led to President Bush's Rose Garden speech that global warming is a serious problem.
She received her Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in meteorology and her B.S. degree from MIT in applied mathematics.
Fung is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. From 1997 to 2002 she was the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at Berkeley, and in 2002 she was the Henry W. Kendall Memorial lecturer in Global Change Science at MIT.