Eric P Salathé Jr earned a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and a BA in Physics from Swarthmore College. His teaching interests include climate science and mathematics. He conducts research on climate change and the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems. Through the UW Climate Impacts Group, his research supports climate impacts applications in many fields including air quality, hydrology, agriculture, and human health. His current research focuses on how local weather and land-surface processes can affect the regional response to climate change.