Brian Fuchs

Brian Fuchs

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Title Climatologist
Address 824 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0988
Phone 402-472-6775
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail bfuchs2@unl.edu
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Contact Preference

e-mail, phone, by appointment

Office Hours

M - F 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

Hello, My name is Brian Fuchs and I'm a Climatologist for the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) which is housed within the School of Natural Resources.

I first came to SNR in May of 2000, working as a Climatologist for the High Plains Regional Climate Center. I started working with the National Drought Mitigation Center in December 2005. My job functions are quite broad, but I am mainly working on drought related issues. The drought related work concentrates on research involving mitigation, risk, assessment, and reporting of drought. As a Climatologist, I work on the applied research projects for the center as well as authoring the United States Drought Monitor with several others. In my time with SNR, I have been involved with 3 committees. I was active on the Staff Professional Development Committee for 3 years and chaired this committee for 1 year. I was also part of the SNR Internal Communications Committee. I am currently on the SNR Survey Committee until 2007. My work interests are climate, drought, drought impacts, drought risk and assessment, and snow events.

I am from Nebraska, and grew up in Columbus. I graduated from UNL in 1997 with a B.S. from the Meteorology/Climatology program. I received my M.S. in 2000 from the Department of Geosciences here at UNL with a specialization in Meteorology/Climatology. My wife Jeni and I were married in 1996 and have 2 children. Reece was born in November of 2001 and Brooklyn who was born in June of 2005. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am a big football fan. Other activities that keep me busy include hunting, basketball, photography, and cooking.

Brian Fuchs describes how to measure plant temperature with an infrared thermometer

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Meteorology/Climatology (1997)
  • MS - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geosciences (2000)

SNR Faculty Area(s)

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of State Climatologists

Notable Websites

Other Areas of Interest

Drought, Drought Monitoring, Drought Early Warning, Drought Assessment, Applied Climatology, Agricultural Drought, Climate Assessment, Drought Impacts

SNR Areas of Expertise

Keyword Expert Level

10 - Top Expert
1 - Mild Interest

Drought

7

Weather

6

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Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 7/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $129,050.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Improving U.S. Drought Monitoring
Starting Date 7/16/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 7/15/2015
Funding Level $240,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 10/3/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2014
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group - IBRD

 
Grant Title NDMC Drought Information Services for Agriculture
Starting Date 9/27/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/26/2014
Funding Level $200,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Drought Information Service
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Bathke, Deborah
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2014
Funding Level $739,809.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/14/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $324,564.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date 6/22/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Brian Fuchs
Tsegaye Tadesse
Karin Callahan
Ending Date 6/21/2013
Funding Level $29,144.00
Funding Source University of Maryland

 
Grant Title National Drought Mitigation Center Drought Risk Atlas
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $127,186.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Integrating Enhanced GRACE Water Storage Data (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/6/2008
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Brian Fuchs
Soren Scott
Ending Date 8/5/2011
Funding Level $77,006.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

Drought Monitoring, The United States Drought Monitor, Climate, Drought Tools, Drought Indicators, Drought Impacts, Agriculture and Drought, Historical Drought, Drought Planning

When I am most available to speak:

Anytime

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Pre-K/Elementary School
  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public
  • Families
  • Technical