SNAP Director, Professor
Dr. Scott Rupp is the Deputy Director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Dr. Rupp is also the Director of the Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning, and serves as the University Director for the Department of Interior's Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.
Dr. Rupp is a senior scientist for the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest, part of the NSF Long Term Ecological Research program, and is a well-established forest ecologist with specialized experience in ecosystem modeling. Recent work has focused on modeling the response of subarctic and arctic ecosystems to changes in global climate and disturbance regimes. Dr. Rupp recently served as a member (2016-2017) of the Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS).
Dr. Rupp has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Rupp received a BS (1993) in Forest Management from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD (1998) in Forest Ecology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is Professor of Forestry and has been a faculty member at UAF since 2001.