Nathan Mantua currently leads the Landscape Ecology Team at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. He worked at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1995-2012, where he most recently co-directed the Climate Impacts Group and was an associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. His research interests include climate variability and predictability, climate impacts on natural resources, and the use of climate information in resource management. He has a B.Sc. in atmospheric sciences from UC Davis, and a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography in a project focused on seasonal climate forecasting in 1994-95.