Richard is consultant on urban climate adaptation with the BUND (German Association for Environmental and Nature Conservation) Berlin chapter and speaker of its Water Working Group (site is in German; English auto-translation is here). In New York City, he taught and conducted research on urban ecosystems at the New School’s Urban Systems Lab and was project manager for nature-based climate adaptation solutions at an environmental planning and engineering firm. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications. His Ph.D. is from Yale University and he holds an M.S. in plant biology and cultural botany (New York University / New York Botanical Garden) and a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media Studies (Brown University).