Climate and climate change, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, ecosystem modeling
Areas of Interest
I am a climate scientist studying the interactions between the atmosphere and the biosphere using models and observations. A goal of my research is to quantify a variety of feedbacks that can amplify or dampen the effects of climate change. In particular, I am interested in the influence of land use and land cover change on the climate and how climate change can in turn affect the biosphere. My research is centered on three large regions of the Earth—the Arctic boreal forest and tundra ecosystems; the tropical forests of South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia; and the agro-ecosystems of North America. Using a large high-performance computing cluster, I run a variety of global and regional climate and forecasting models as well as dynamic global vegetation models to explore the interactions between the atmosphere and the land surface. I also use observations to validate my models as well as data analysis techniques to identify climate and biosphere changes around the globe. Please visit my home page for further information.
ESPM/GEOG-1425 : The Atmosphere ESPM-3000 : Social and Scientific Issues of Climate Change SOIL-5480 : Atmospheric Processes - I SOIL-8110 : Topics in Land-Atmosphere Modeling
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