Eri Saikawa

Eri Saikawa
Assistant Professor
Emory University
Environmental Sciences
400 Dowman Drive
Math and Science Center E512
Fields of interest
1) atmospheric chemistry (modeling aerosols and tropospheric ozone); 2) environmental health (assessing the adverse health impacts of air pollution); 3) biogeochemistry (modeling global soil nitrous oxide emissions); 4) climate science (estimating emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases), and 5) environmental policy/politics (analyzing the impacts of environmental standards and trade as well as analyzing policymaking processes).
Description of scientific projects
My main research questions are related to the source and the magnitude of emissions linked to air pollution, ozone depletion and global warming, as well as the impacts of these emissions on humans and on the society. I am also interested in what policy measures are available to reduce these emissions, and how politics play a role in policymaking process. My current projects are: 1) estimating past, present, and future global soil nitrous oxide emissions; 2) estimating global non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions; 3) assessing what drives the seasonal and inter-annual variability of nitrous oxide emissions/mixing ratio; 4) quantifying the impacts of Chinese vehicle emissions on regional air quality and health; and 5) analyzing indoor air quality in Tibet.