Jeff Price received his PhD from Wayne State University in Michigan. His doctoral research was on the potential impacts of climate change on the summer distributions of North American grassland birds. This work was one of the first studies to actually model the potential impacts of climate change on wildlife.
Price is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and the IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Biodiversity. He contributed text to the Stern Review of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change published by the U.K. government, and to the National Assessment on Climate Change Impacts on the United States. He is co-author of the Nature article “Fingerprints of Global Warming on Wild Animals and Plants” and of the joint American Bird Conservancy/National Wildlife Federation publication The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Global Warming. Some of his other publications include Summer Atlas of North American Birds, Birds at Your Feeder (maps), A Guide to the Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada (maps), the award winning CD-ROM Peterson Multimedia Guides: North American Birds (maps), and the Birds of North America series (maps), as well as a number of scientific papers on the potential impacts of global warming on birds.
Price’s work has been the subject of a Steve Benson editorial cartoon and is featured in the murder mystery Death of a Songbird by Christine Goff. He is on the faculty of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at California State University, Chico.