Dr. Baptiste Dafflon is a Staff Scientist in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a member of the Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Geophysics group. His research focuses on improving the predictive understanding of complex environmental systems and involves the inherently trans-disciplinary fields of geophysics, hydrology and biogeochemistry. Some of his current topics of interest include the development of comprehensive strategies for acquiring and integrating multiple sources of ground- and aerial-based information to improve the prediction of soil properties at multiple scales; the development of dense wireless sensor network (WSN) and unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-based approaches to monitor vegetation state, snowpack properties, surface elevation and soil properties; and the estimation of subsurface and surface properties/fluxes using statistical methods or process-based models. Dafflon’s research projects are linked to a variety of environments, including arctic, mountainous and coastal systems as well as agriculture and contaminated sites. These projects intend to improve the understanding of how integrated processes govern water availability and quality, carbon cycling, agriculture and subsurface system behaviors, and to offer new capabilities for efficient and cost-effective strategies for management, protection and remediation of water resources.