Experimental and theoretical studies on the physical, biological and chemical control of trace gas exchange between vegetation and the atmosphere. Goals of work are to predict fluxes of carbon, water and energy, mechanistically, everywhere, all of the time.
Lines of inquiry have been along understanding how fluxes of mass and energy between ecosystems and the atmosphere vary along a spectrum of time and space scales in accordance with structure, function, weather and climate and management. Methods used include use of the eddy covariance method to measure net fluxes of mass and energy across the atmosphere-ecosystem interface. Data are interpreted and distilled through the lens of the CANVEG family of models, physiological measurements at the leaf scale and flux measurements across the soil-atmosphere interface.
Current work focuses on: 1) the roles of management and ecological restoration on greenhouse gas fluxes of crops and wetlands; 2) the impact of weather, climate trends and variability, physiological stress, and structure and function on the greenhouse gas fluxes of savanna woodlands and annual grasslands; and 3) the upscaling and interpretation of fluxes across climatic and ecological gradients with the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET networks.
University of California, Berkeley Ecosystem Science Division, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Acting Associate Professor of Biometeorology, July, 1998 through June, 2002; Professor of Biometeorology, July 2002 to present; Chair, Ecosystem Science Division, July, 2004 through June 2007.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Physical Scientist, Oct. 1986-June, 1999 Biometeorologist (on contract with ORAU) July, 1983-Oct, 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 1982-July, 1983.
University of Nebraska, Center for Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology, Lincoln, NE. Research Associate. July, 1979 to July, 1982.
University of Nebraska, Agricultural Engineering Department, Agricultural Meteorology Section, Lincoln, NE. Graduate Research Assistant. July, 1977 to July, 1979.
OTHER DUTY STATIONS
WIMEK Fellow, Meteorology and Air Quality Group, University of Wageningen, Netherlands, Jan-Feb, 2015.
Chercheur Etranger, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, Montpellier, France, Oct-Dec 2007.
Gastprofessor, University of Innsbruck, Institute of Botany, Innsbruck, Austria. May, 2001.
Chercheur Etranger, Station Bioclimatologie, Institut Nationale de al Recherche Agronomique. Bordeaux France. Sept through December, 1996. .
RAISA Research Fellow, Universita degli Studi della Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy), Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ambiente Forestale e delle sue Risorse. Nov. 1992 through Jan. 1993.
University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Meteorology, Visiting Scientist. April to June, 1990.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ph.D. 1982 Bioenvironmental Engineering University of Nebraska, Lincoln M.S. 1979. Agricultural Engineering University of California, Davis B.S. 1977. Atmospheric Sciences.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Present
Editorial Review Board of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 1993 to present. Member, Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center, UC Berkeley. Member, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley
Science Advisory Board, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Earth and Environment, 2019-present
Science Advisory Board, Helmholtz Associate, Atmosphere and Climate Program2017-2019
2015 AmeriFlux Science Steering Committee. 1997-present. FLUXNET Project Leader. Member, American Meteorological Society Member, American Geophysical Union. AGU Union Fellow Committee, 2015-present Faculty of 1000, Ecosystem Ecology, 2006 to 2009, 2015-present Interdisciplinary Committee, World Cultural Council Advisory Board, Journal of Agricultural Meteorology, 2018-present
DOE Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) 2012-1017
Chair, Fachbeirat,Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena. 2010-2015
FLUXNET Canada, Science Advisory Panel. 2003- 2006 CarboEurope Advisory Panel, 'Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance' project. 2004 to 2008. National Technical Advisory Committee, National Institutes for Global Environmental Change. 1997 to 1999 Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) Project Executive Committee 1992-1995. Science Panel. International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) 1994 to 2000. Steering Committee. Trace Gas Monitoring Network (TRAGNET). Science Steering Committee. IGBP/IGAC TRAGEX activity (Trace Gas Exchange between Mid-latitude Terrestrial Ecosystems and Atmosphere). Steering Committee for the Fifth International Conference on Precipitation Scavenging and Atmosphere-Surface Exchange Processes. Richland, WA. July 15-19, 1991. AMS committee on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 1985 to 1988. AMS committee on Biometeorology and Aerobiology. 1990 to 1993
Co-convener, IGBP/GTCE/IGAC workshop on Strategies for long term studies of CO2 and H2O fluxes over terrestrial ecosystems, La Thuile, Italy, March 5-9, 1995
Co-convener, Second FLUXNET Workshop, Polson, MT, June 3-5, 1998 Convener, FLUXNET 2000 Synthesis Workshop. Marshall, CA. June, 2000. Co-convener, FLUXNET 2002 Synthesis Workshop, Orvieto, Italy, June, 2002. Convener, FLUXNET 2003 Synthesis Workshop, Lake Tahoe, CA. Aug., 2003. Convener, FLUXNET 2004 International Meeting, Firenze, Italy, December, 2004 Convener, FLUXNET Asilomar Workshop, Feb, 2009 Convener, FLUXNET 2011 international Meeting, Berkeley, CA, June, 2011
Convener, FLUXNET 2017, International Meeting, Berkeley, CA, June, 2017
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2007
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology, American Meteorological Society, 2009
Co-recipient for Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2004 conferred on B.E. Law, E. Falge, L. Gu, D.D. Baldocchi, et al. for the paper entitled "Environmental controls over carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange of terrestrial vegetation" published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 113; 97-120, 2002.
Distinguished Ecologist Lecturer, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 2001.
Kuehnast Lecture, University of Minnesota, 2009
Campbell Lecture, Washington State University, 2010
Environmental Lecture, Garmisch-Parktenkirchen, Germany, 2014 Geography Distinguished Lecture, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 2015 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Department of Commerce, Silver Medal, 1996.
RAISA (Ricerche Avanzate per Innovazioni nel Sistema Agricolo) Research Fellow, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy. Nov. 1992 through Jan. 1993.
Editor Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1990 Editor Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2005
Highly Cited Researcher in Environment/Ecology, 2015
Highly Cited Researcher in Cross Fields, 2018, 2019
Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
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