Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division

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Our Mission

To develop the foundational knowledge and capabilities needed to understand, predict, and advance stewardship of Earth’s Climate and Ecosystems.

Our Vision

A future where society can make informed decisions about the sustainable use of our planet’s resources based on advanced knowledge of the integrated Earth system.

 

Program Domains

Setting up a portable eddy-covariance system to measure carbon and water flux in the San Francisco Delta. Portable solar panels provide power.

Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

To advance understanding of dynamic biosphere-atmosphere interactions involving greenhouse gases, water and energy, such as respiration, photosynthesis, and ecosystem carbon storage.

Climate & Atmosphere Processes

Climate and Atmosphere Processes scientists study the processes that drive variability and change in the atmosphere and broader climate system. They develop modeling tools to predict these changes at different time and space scales.

Earth Systems and Society

Our mission is to provide decision-relevant insight at the interface of human and natural systems to support resiliency of energy, water, agriculture, and built environments in the face of global and regional change.

Environmental & Biological Systems Science

Develop a predictive understanding of environmental processes and microbial metabolic diversity that mediate biogeochemical cycles, and develop robust environmental solutions.

Setting up a portable eddy-covariance system to measure carbon and water flux in the San Francisco Delta. Portable solar panels provide power.

Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

To advance understanding of dynamic biosphere-atmosphere interactions involving greenhouse gases, water and energy, such as respiration, photosynthesis, and ecosystem carbon storage.

Climate & Atmosphere Processes

Climate and Atmosphere Processes scientists study the processes that drive variability and change in the atmosphere and broader climate system. They develop modeling tools to predict these changes at different time and space scales.

Earth Systems and Society

Our mission is to provide decision-relevant insight at the interface of human and natural systems to support resiliency of energy, water, agriculture, and built environments in the face of global and regional change.

Environmental & Biological Systems Science

Develop a predictive understanding of environmental processes and microbial metabolic diversity that mediate biogeochemical cycles, and develop robust environmental solutions.

Rose Abramoff

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-495-8046
rzabramoff@lbl.gov

David Ackerly

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-643-6341
dackerly@lbl.gov

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

Mechanical Faculty Scientific Engineer

Phone: 510-643-5969
lalvarez-cohen@lbl.gov

Ricardo Jorge Eloy Alves

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-6180
rjealves@lbl.gov

Abelardo Arellano

Research Associate

Phone: 510-486-7709
aarellano@lbl.gov

Sarahi Arriaga Ramirez

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-495-8047
sarriaga@lbl.gov

Nameera Baig

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-2795
nbaig@lbl.gov

Jillian Banfield

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-642-9488
jfbanfield@lbl.gov

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Harry R. Beller

Senior Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7321
Fax: 510-486-7152
hrbeller@lbl.gov

Markus Bill

Senior Scientific Engineer Associate

Phone: 510-486-5659
Fax: 510-486-5496
mbill@lbl.gov

Sebastien Biraud - portrait

Sébastien Biraud

Research Scientist

Climate Sciences Department Head

Phone: 510-486-6084
scbiraud@lbl.gov

James K. Bishop

Senior Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-642-6110
Fax: 510-486-5686
jkbishop@lbl.gov

Gautam Bisht

Software Developer

Phone: 510-486-6246
Fax: 510-486-5686
gbisht@lbl.gov

Kathleen A. Bjornstad

Staff Research Associate

Phone: 510-486-7094
kabjornstad@lbl.gov

Kristie A. Boering

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-642-3472

William Ronald Boos

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2407
wrboos@lbl.gov

Nicholas J. Bouskill

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7490
Fax: 510-486-5686
njbouskill@lbl.gov

Eoin Brodie

Terrestrial Microbiologist, Senior Scientist

Deputy Director, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division

Lead, Environmental & Biological Systems Sciences Program Domain

Phone: 510-486-6584
Fax: 510-486-7152
elbrodie@lbl.gov

Shannon Mieko Brown

Student Assistant

Phone: 714-815-5659
shannonbrown@lbl.gov

Xitian Cai

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-6546
xtcai@lbl.gov

Cristina Castanha

Principal Research Associate

Phone: 510-486-7500
ccastanha@lbl.gov

Javier Arturo Ceja Navarro

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7709
jcnavarro@lbl.gov

Oriana Elizabeth Holtz Chafe

Research Associate

Phone: 510-495-2223
oechafe@lbl.gov

Romy Chakraborty

Ecology Department Head

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4091
Fax: 510-486-7152
rchakraborty@lbl.gov

Jeffrey Chambers

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2932
jchambers@lbl.gov

Wai-Yin Stephen Chan

Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-4194
swchan@lbl.gov

Alexander Charn

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-486-7175
alexandercharn@lbl.gov

Cecilia Chavana-Bryant

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5537
cchb@lbl.gov

Liang Chen

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2658
lchen2@lbl.gov

Yiwei Cheng

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6762
yiweicheng@lbl.gov

John Chun Hong Chiang

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4000
JCChiang@lbl.gov

Hee Jung Cho

Graduate Student Assistant

Phone: 510-486-6584
heejungcho@lbl.gov

Chunwei Chou

Student Assistant

Phone: 510-486-4793
chunweichou@lbl.gov

Housen Chu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-6138
hchu@lbl.gov

John D. Coates

Senior Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-643-8455
jdcoates@lbl.gov

William D. (Bill) Collins

Director, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division,

Director, Environmental Resilience Accelerator (Era),

Senior Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2407
Fax: 510-486-5686
wdcollins@lbl.gov

Mark Conrad

Isotopic Geochemist & Geologist

Staff Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6141
Fax: 510-486-5496
msconrad@lbl.gov

Xinguang Cui

Senior Research Associate

Phone: 510-486-5928
xcui@lbl.gov

Baptiste Dafflon

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4735
bdafflon@lbl.gov

Sigrid Dengel

Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-4978
Fax: 510-486-5686
sdengel@lbl.gov

Alan V. Di Vittorio

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7798
Fax: 510-486-7897
avdivittorio@lbl.gov

Junyan Ding

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-6724
junyanding@lbl.gov

Jacob Patrick Edman

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 805-674-0565
jpedman@lbl.gov

Nicola Falco

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-4703
nicolafalco@lbl.gov

Yuan Sheng Fang

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-486-5943
michaelfang@lbl.gov

Daniel Feldman

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2171
Fax: 510-486-7775
drfeldman@lbl.gov

Yanlei Feng

Graduate Student Research Assistant

yanleifeng@lbl.gov

Benjamin Fildier

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-356-8626
bfildier@lbl.gov

Mary Firestone

Mary Firestone

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-642-3677
mfirestone@lbl.gov

Patricia M. Fox

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-495-2037
pmfox@lbl.gov

Inez Fung

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-643-9367
ifung@lbl.gov

Jil T. Geller

Guest Scientist

Affiliate

Phone: 510-486-7321
Fax: 510-486-7079
jtgeller@lbl.gov

Zhao Hao

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-7335
zhao@lbl.gov

Jennifer A. Holm

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-495-8083
Fax: 510-486-5686
jaholm@lbl.gov

Portrait: Hoi-Ying Holman

Hoi-Ying N. Holman

Senior Staff Scientist

Head, Chemical Ecology

Director, Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology (BSISB) Imaging Program

Phone: 510-486-5943
Fax: 510-486-7152
hyholman@lbl.gov

Ping Hu

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-5908
phu@lbl.gov

Hector Alejandro Inda Diaz

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-495-8047
haindadiaz@lbl.gov

Kolby Jeremiah Jardine

Research Scientist

Phone: +55-92-9200-7280
kjjardine@lbl.gov

Andrew D. Jones

Program Domain Lead for Earth Systems and Society,
Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5114
adjones@lbl.gov

Ulas Karaoz

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4118
ukaraoz@lbl.gov

Noel Keen

Software Developer

Phone: 510-486-5140
ndkeen@lbl.gov

Trevor Keenan portrait

Trevor Keenan

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5537
Fax: 510-486-5686
trevorkeenan@lbl.gov

Eric King

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-6162
eking@lbl.gov

Ryan G. Knox

Software Developer

Phone: 510-495-2153
rgknox@lbl.gov

Charles Dunbar Koven

Staff Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6724
cdkoven@lbl.gov

Lara Kueppers

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5813
Fax: 510-486-5686
lmkueppers@lbl.gov

Chaincy Kuo

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7939
Fax: 510-486-5686
ckuo@lbl.gov

Wolfgang Langhans

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7906
Fax: 510-486-7775
wlanghans@lbl.gov

Emmanuel Leger

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-4735
eleger@lbl.gov

Yaning Liu

Guest Faculty

Affiliate

Phone: 510-486-5592
Fax: 510-486-5686
yaningliu@lbl.gov

Eva Lloret-Sevilla

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-495-2430
elloret-sevilla@lbl.gov

Philip E. Long

Guest Scientist
Deputy Lead, Sustainable Systems Science Focus Area

Affiliate

Phone: 509-531-2987
Fax: 510-486-5686
pelong@lbl.gov

Xiangzhong (Remi) Luo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-384-6606
xzluo@lbl.gov

Zhou Lyu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5036
zlyu@lbl.gov

Ankur Mahesh

Student Assistant

Phone: 510-486-5114
amahesh@lbl.gov

Antoine Masson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-7094
Fax: 510-486-5686
amasson@lbl.gov

Portrait Zelalem Mekonnen

Zelalem Amdie Mekonnen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5036
zmekonnen@lbl.gov

Arthur Okhtay Montazeri

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-495-2658
amontazeri@lbl.gov

Andrew Moyes

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-4352
abmoyes@lbl.gov

Robinson I. Negron-Juarez

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7690
Fax: 510-486-5686
robinson.inj@lbl.gov

Michelle Newcomer

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7057
mnewcomer@lbl.gov

John Patrick O’Brien

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Phone: 510-495-8047
jpobrien@lbl.gov

Travis A. O’Brien

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-495-8047
Fax: 510-486-5686
taobrien@lbl.gov

Christina Marie Patricola

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5983
cmpatricola@lbl.gov

Natalie Nicole Penado

Student Assistant

Phone: 510-486-7118
npenado@lbl.gov

John E. Peterson

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-4267
Fax: 510-486-5686
jepeterson@lbl.gov

Pascal Polonik

Graduate Student Assistant

Phone: 530-792-8103
ppolonik@lbl.gov

Alexander Polussa

Research Assistant

Phone: 510-486-7280
apolussa@lbl.gov

Rachel C. Porras

Senior Research Associate

Phone: 510-495-2226
rcporras@lbl.gov

Thomas Lorin Powell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5532
Fax: 510-486-5686
tlpowell@lbl.gov

Caitlin Elizabeth Hicks Pries

Guest Faculty

Affiliate

Phone: 510-495-8046
Fax: 510-486-5686
cehpries@lbl.gov

Nigel William Trevelyan Quinn

HydroEcological Engineering Advanced Decision Support (HEADS)

Group Leader, Staff Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7056
Fax: 510-486-7152
nwquinn@lbl.gov

Naama Raz-Yaseef

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5937
Fax: 510-486-5686
nryaseef@lbl.gov

Robert Rhew

Guest Faculty Scientist

Affiliate

Phone: 510-643-3579
rrhew@lbl.gov

Alan Rhoades

Hydroclimate Uncertainty Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 530-210-8344
arhoades@lbl.gov

William J. Riley

Senior Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5036
Fax: 510-486-7070
wjriley@lbl.gov

Mark Risser

Mark Risser

Research Scientist

Fax: 510-486-5686
mdrisser@lbl.gov

David Romps

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7175
Fax: 510-486-5686
dromps@lbl.gov

Whendee L. Silver

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6223
wlsilver@lbl.gov

Florian A. Soom

Senior Research Associate

Phone: 510-486-4788
flosoom@lbl.gov

Jennifer L. Soong

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 415-652-4085
jsoong@lbl.gov

Patrick Oliver Sorensen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-4390
posorensen@lbl.gov

Jovan Milan Tadic

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4865
jtadic@lbl.gov

Jinyun Tang

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5792
Fax: 510-486-7070
jinyuntang@lbl.gov

Neslihan Tas

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5538
Fax: 510-486-7152
ntas@lbl.gov

Ben William Timmermans

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5071
bwtimmermans@lbl.gov

Margaret Torn

Margaret S. Torn

Ecologist & Biogeochemist

Senior Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2223
Fax: 510-486-7775
mstorn@lbl.gov

Anh Phuong Tran

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5971
Fax: 510-486-5686
aptran@lbl.gov

Sebastian Uhlemann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5631
suhlemann@lbl.gov

Evan S. Um

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2172
Fax: 510-486-5686
esum@lbl.gov

Pouya Vahmani

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5128
pvahmani@lbl.gov

Patricia M. Valdespino Castillo

Guest Postdoctoral Fellow

Affiliate

Phone: 510-486-5943
pmvaldespino@lbl.gov

Lydia J. Smith Vaughn

Graduate Student Research Associate

Phone: 510-495-2223
lydiajsmith@lbl.gov

Jana Voriskova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-4607
jvoriskova@lbl.gov

Haruko Murakami Wainwright

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-495-2038
Fax: 510-486-5686
hmwainwright@lbl.gov

Shi Wang

Principal Research Associate

Phone: 510-495-2657
shiwang@lbl.gov

Kenneth H. Williams

Staff Geological Scientist

Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program Lead

Phone: 510-701-1089
Fax: 510-486-5686
khwilliams@lbl.gov

Ian N. Williams

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-495-8048
inwilliams@lbl.gov

Evan R. Williams

Chemist Faculty Scientific Engineer

Phone: 510-643-7161

Dong Kook Woo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5036
dkwoo@lbl.gov

Todd J. Wood

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate

Phone: 510-486-4104
tjwood@lbl.gov

Yuxin Wu

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-4793
Fax: 510-486-5686
ywu3@lbl.gov

Xiaoqin Wu

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-7515
Fax: 510-486-5686
xiaoqinwu@lbl.gov

Xiyan Xu

Guest Scientist

Affiliate

Phone: 510-486-6345
Fax: 510-486-5686
xxu@lbl.gov

Zexuan Xu

Zexuan Xu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: 510-486-5128
zexuanxu@lbl.gov

Yun Xu

Project Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6656
YunXu@lbl.gov

Da Yang

Faculty Scientist

Phone: 510-486-5618
dayang@lbl.gov

Carrie Zhang

Student Assistant

Phone: 510-486-4091
carriezhang@lbl.gov

Jizhong Zhou

Visiting Faculty

Phone: 510-486-6223
jzzhou@lbl.gov

Qing Zhu

Research Scientist

Phone: 510-486-6546
Fax: 510-486-5686
qzhu@lbl.gov