Dr. Terry Nipp is a Research Consultant with Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research and a Senior Scientist at Texas A&M University. Dr. Nipp is also the Vice President for Research at AEGIS – Agricultural and Environmental Geographic Information Systems, Ltd. With Columbia University, Dr. Nipp serves as the Director for Policy and Development for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). AgMIP is an affiliation of over a thousand climate and crop modelers worldwide from universities, government agencies and international organizations. He is currently focused on modeling projects that support the development of climate-smart agricultural practices to improve soil carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture and food production. At Texas A&M’s Blackland Research and Extension Center (BREC), Dr. Nipp collaborates in developing applications of hydrologic and agricultural models to study the movement of nutrients, chemicals and sediment through landscapes, watersheds and water systems. Dr. Nipp has lead responsibilities for collaborations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers linking landscape and water system models to develop a whole system approach to protecting water resources and to model the impacts of climate change on water and food systems. Dr. Nipp is working with the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable to explore the resilience and sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet and the potential for the Mediterranean Diet lifestyle to help mitigate and support adaptation to climate change.