Steven J. Davis
Curriculum Vitae    Davis CV
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
3232 Croul Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3100
(o) 949.824.1821
Steve Davis

2008   Ph.D. Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
2001   J.D. Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia
1998   B.A. Political Science and Philosophy, University of Florida | Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Experience

University of California, Irvine   |   Department of Earth System Science
    Professor     2020-present
    Associate Professor     2016-2020
    Assistant Professor     2012-2016

Tsinghua University   |   Center for Earth System Science
    Visiting Professor     Summers 2015-2018

Chinese Academy of Sciences   |   Institute of Applied Ecology
    Young International Distinguished Professor     2015-2016

Carnegie Institution for Science   |   Department of Global Ecology
    Senior Research Associate     2010-2012
    Postdoctoral Researcher     2008-2010

University of Washington   |   Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
    Visiting Scholar     2010-2012

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution   |   Marine Policy Center
    Guest Investigator     2009-2010

Stanford University   |   Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
    Research Assistant     2004-2008

Professional Experience

    Chair of Science Advisory Board     2023-present
    Head of Climate Science     2022-2023

Near Zero
    Advisor     2017-present
    Co-Founder and Chief Scientist     2009-2017

The Climate Conservancy
    Co-Founder and Executive Director     2006-2010

Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich, LLP (now DLA Piper)   |   Corporate and Securities Group
    Associate Attorney     2002-2004

Professional Affiliations and Service

State Bar of California
American Geophysical Union, Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
Global Carbon Project Member of Scientific Steering Committee (2020-)
National Climate Assessment Mitigation Chapter Lead of NCA5 (2021-)
Science Based Targets Initiative Member of Technical Council (2023-)
Environmental Research Letters, Editorial Board (2011-2019)
IPCC Contributing Author of AR6 (2019-2022)
AGU Mentoring Network, Mentor (2019-2022)

Awards and Honors

Highly Cited Researcher, 2019-2023
AGU James B. Macelwane Medal, 2018
ESA Sustainability Science Award, 2017
Cozzarelli Prize, 2015