Graduate research opportunities exist in a number of areas. These include the spatial and temporal controls on CO2 and CH4 emissions from the Arctic and feedbacks on global warming; the impacts of climate change on Mediterranean-ecosystems of southern France, California, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Opportunities also exist in understanding the impact of climate and land use change on greenhouse gas fluxes in Borneo and the Amazon. Research opportunities scale from fine scale, plot based measurements to eddy covariance tower, aircraft, and boat based flux measurements and remote sensing and GIS.
Photo above, on the right: Eddy Covariance tower measuring CO2 flux, evapotranspiration, and energy budget of a Larrea-Cardon desert ecosystem near La Paz, BCS, Mexico in collaboration with CIBNOR (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste).
Photo above: Visiting master’s student Ali Hoy, from UC Davis, working one of 5 Arctic eddy covariance towers near Barrow, Alaska. This research project is determining the change in the fluxes of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) and their positive feedbacks with global warming in the Arctic.
Photo in the top banner: Ali Hoy, UC Davis Master’s student, and Professor Oechel, installing a new, state-of-the-art system to determine CO2 and CH4 fluxes through the soil and winter snow layer using CO2 and CH4 concentrations in the soil and the emission and concentrations of radon in the Arctic near Barrow, Alaska.
I am currently PI and Co-PI on more than $3M in funding from the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and NASA (JPL CARVE). I have been PI on more than $45 M in Funding in the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe.
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