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Brian Fuchs
Brian Fuchs is a Climatologist for the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC),, which is housed within the School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (UNL). A native Nebraskan, Brian grew up in Columbus, and received a B.S. in Meteorology/Climatology in 1997 from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. in Geosciences, with an emphasis in Climatology, in 2000 from the University of Nebraska. He joined SNR in May of 2000, working as a Climatologist for the High Plains Regional Climate Center. He started working with the NDMC in December 2005. His job functions are quite broad, but are focused mainly on drought-related issues and research projects. The drought-related work concentrates on research involving mitigation, risk assessment, monitoring, impacts, and reporting of drought. Brian works on the applied research projects for the center as well as authoring the United States Drought Monitor,, and the North American Drought Monitor. This work helps a diverse group of industries from agriculture, energy, tourism, and transportation, as well as social and environmental concerns, to better understand impacts related to drought.
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