Nir Y. Krakauer

The City University of New York, USA


Nir Y. Krakauer received a B.S.E. degree in engineering physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, with a dissertation title “Characterizing Carbon Dioxide Fluxes from Oceans and Terrestrial Ecosystems.” He was a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate and Global Change Postdoc Fellow with Dr. Inez Fung at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Krakauer is currently an Associate Professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York, New York, NY, USA. He is an Associate Editor for Cogent Geosciences and an ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow. Research interests include effect of climate on plants, underground water, and surface heat, moisture, and carbon exchanges; impact of plants on precipitation and temperature patterns; hydrology and biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and building; carbon isotopes as tracers of fossil fuel burning, ocean carbon uptake, and respiration; inferring the effect of past climate on ecology from tree-ring and coral records; providing useful climate forecasts through statistical and physical downscaling; distributed sensor networks for environmental monitoring; data assimilation in carbon and hydrology models; and parameter estimation and uncertainty assessment.

Biography Updated on 8 October 2016

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