Dr. Scott Rupp serves as Director of the Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning (SNAP), a University of Alaska statewide program headquartered in Fairbanks. Dr. Rupp is also the principal investigator for the Department of Interior’s Alaska Climate Science Center. In addition, Dr. Rupp serves as a co-principal investigator for both the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and Alaska Fire Science Consortium. Rupp is a well-established forest ecologist with specialized experience in ecological modeling. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Rupp received a BS in Forest Management from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from UAF. He has been a faculty member at UAF since 2001. His research interests include: cosystem and landscape ecology emphasizing secondary succession, regeneration, and disturbance dynamics in subarctic and boreal forest.