Adam Moreno

Lead Natural and Working Lands Climate Scientist, California Air Resources Board


Dr. Adam Moreno is the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) lead natural and working lands climate scientist. He leads CARB’s science and modeling to identify the role that natural and working lands can play in the state’s efforts in becoming carbon neutral. He most recently led the natural and working lands component of California’s Scoping Plan, the state’s road map to carbon neutrality. Dr. Moreno also advises various other statewide efforts related to ecosystems and climate including serving on the governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force science advisory panel. He was previously an earth scientist at NASA Ames, where he studied the climate change impact on North American forests. He has also been a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, South America, and a wildland firefighter as a hotshot with the U.S. forest service. He holds a bachelors in computer engineering, a masters in ecological modeling, and a doctorate in remote sensing and forest ecology.