Skip to main content
The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Alexander Bryan

Past Fellow
Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests


After earning a degree in meteorology, Alex pursued his doctorate at the University of Michigan, where he explored atmospheric interactions with vegetation in climate and atmospheric chemistry models. With the NE CSC, Alex provides guidance on climate assessments and scenarios to help partners and stakeholders of the Center make informed decisions toward climate change adaptation. Such guidance ranges from climate model selection to translating output to environmental response. As part of this work, Alex is exploring the utility of downscaled regional climate models for climate change adaptation in the northeast region.

Presentations for NE CASC (not otherwise associated with a specific project)

  • Bryan, A. M., 2015. Translating global models to regional and local action: Finding certainty amidst the uncertainty. NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Princeton, NJ. January 20, 2015.
  • Bryan, A. M.: West Virginia's Changing Climate: Future Projections, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 14 Apr 2015.
  • Bryan, A. M., M. Staudinger, L. Ning, A. Coletti, A. Karmalkar, R. Bradley, T. L. Morelli, M. Ratnaswamy: Delivering management-relevant climate science in the Northeast, 2015 North Central CSC Open Science Conference, Fort Collins, CO, 20 May 2015.
  • Bryan, A. M. and T. L. Morelli: Informing climate change adaptation in the Northeast and Midwest United States: The role of Climate Science Centers, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 18 Dec 2015.
  • Bryan, A. M., NE CSC: Adapting our land, water, wildlife and cultural resources to climate change, Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 5, 2016.
  • Bryan, A. M., Gates, Omar (GLISA): Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, Great Lakes Adaptation Forum, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 5, 2016.
  • Bryan, A. M.: Planning Under Uncertainty: Conveying our Science to Help Managers Move Forward, National Climate Science Centers Student and Early Career Training, Amherst, MA, Nov 3, 2016. (session)
  • National Adaptation Forum session co-lead: "Incorporating Future Climate Projections into Adaptation Planning: A Layman's Guide" May 11, 2017.
  • Bryan, A.M. "Scenario Planning: Managing for a Range of Possible Futures" NE CSC Regional Science Meeting. May 15, 2017.
  • Osgood, M., Bryan, A., Brown-Lima, C., Communicating Climate/Invasion Science, 1st Annual RISCC Management Symposium, 27 July 2017.



Ph.D.: Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014
B.S.: Meteorology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 2009


U.S. Geological Survey


Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2009 to 2014
Engineering Teaching Consultant, University of Michigan, 2013
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, 2012
Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 2010
Field Technician, University of Michigan, 2009
Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
Field Technician, Valparaiso University, 2007
+2 more