324 Brook Street
Fields of interest
Climate dynamics, stable isotope biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interaction, hydrological cycle
Description of scientific projects
I study the global water cycle, focusing on how the terrestrial ecosystem influences and is influenced by the physical climate system. My research tools are numerical models of different complexities, ranging from 1-dimensional simple models to more complex earth system models. I often work with researchers who make measurements to improve our understanding of the interplay among different components of the climate system. My recent works range from interpreting Antarctic temperatures around 15 Million years ago (using stable water isotopes found in plant waxes) to quantifying the degree of water stress for Amazonian trees (using chlorophyll fluorescence measured by a satellite).