David Wahl

David is a research scientist at the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center. He received a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley in 2005. Since joining the USGS in 2004, he has worked to understand drivers and impacts of Quaternary environmental change in North America. Now, his research focuses on reconstructing climate and anthropogenic environmental change.


After coming to the Menlo Park office of GMEG In 2004, David is currently focused on reconstructing climate and anthropogenic environmental change in the western US, Guatemala, and the central Pacific.

Professional Experience:

  • 2004 - Present, Research Geographer, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2011 - Present, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Geography Department, UC Berkeley


  •  Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • M.A., Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • B.A., History, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1996