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EESA Climate Scientist Featured on KQED Forum Radio Show

Travis O'Brien

The high temperatures that hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the week of June 18 got a lot of residents thinking about warm weather. And with many cities hitting triple digits, many locals, no doubt, were wondering how to handle extreme heat in the future. By the end of the week, Travis O’Brien, a climate scientist with…

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Negron-Juarez et al. find that most ESMs show carbon uptake bias for tropical forests

Palm tree forest at El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Photo by Deb Agarwal. September 13, 2014.

Robinson Negrón-Juárez, Charles Koven, William Riley, Ryan Knox, and Jeff Chambers, researchers in EESA and CESD, published a letter in Environmental Research Letters showing that most earth system models (ESM) overpredict tropical forest biomass in response to increased forest productivity. In contrast, observations show that as tropical forest productivity increases, trees do not continue to store CO2 at…

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