Kyle has been committed to addressing ecosystem-scale environmental challenges since 2010 with expertise at the interface of ecosystem science and climate policy. He has worked to better characterize the climatic impact of land use change, land management, and ecosystem restoration in a variety of landscapes from the upland sub-tropical forests of southeast Asia to the subsided peatlands of the California Delta. These efforts have led to peer reviewed publications, on-the-ground project implementation, and design of methodologies that guide emissions accounting across the land use sector.

Currently, Kyle is a doctoral candidate in Ecosystem Sciences at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, where he is working on understanding the carbon sequestration potential of restored freshwater deltaic wetlands.

Feel free to get in touch regarding science and environment storytelling, academic collaborations, or expedition ambitions!

khemesphere@gmail.com     |      khemes@berkeley.edu


Kyle at the field site.

Kyle at the field site.

Kyle pushes through the muck alongside Chinese trucks. Photo: Will Stauffer Norris

Kyle pushes through the muck alongside Chinese trucks. Photo: Will Stauffer Norris