BIOMETEOROLOGY

Biometeorology is the study of interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere - the 'breathing' of the biosphere. As a part of the Berkeley Biometeorology Lab, my work focuses on quantifying the exchange of greenhouse gases, water, and energy between the land and atmosphere over various land uses and management regimes. A more resolved understanding of the emissions associated with land use change and land use management is integral to improving policy and management strategies in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. 


An eddy covariance tower in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta continuously measures the exchange of greenhouse gases, energy, and water to understand the climatic benefit of these restored, managed wetlands. Photo: Kyle Hemes

An eddy covariance tower in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta continuously measures the exchange of greenhouse gases, energy, and water to understand the climatic benefit of these restored, managed wetlands. Photo: Kyle Hemes

Restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Peatlands: A complete biogeochemical assessment of climatic impacts 

University of California, Berkeley, Ameriflux, Hydrofocus, Inc., CA Department of Water Resources - 2015-2017

Funded by the Delta Science Program/California Sea Grant, this two year fellowship will allow me to investigate the greenhouse gas impact of restoring drained peatlands to managed wetlands in one of the most contested landscapes in the American West. 


Vegetation Phenology as a Constraint on Global Surface Atmosphere Exchange

Colorado State University, Colorado College - 2006-2007