John Bryan Curtis

Guest Student Assistant


Building 064, Room 0160

M/S 74R316C

Phone: 510-495-5743

Curriculum Vitae


My main scientific interest is in scaling land-atmosphere interactions; up-scaling pore-scale processes to the climatically relevant landscape scale. I seek to directly observe and study ecosystem properties in the field and use remote sensing and GIS techniques to perform scaling analyses. I am currently providing research support at LBNL and working with Dr. Margaret Torn:

  • General field and lab support for Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE)-Arctic
  • Development of ground point NDVI sampling and analysis for NGEE-Arctic
  • Lead collaborator on multi-disciplinary 3 Km sampling transect across differently aged Arctic drained thaw lake basins for NGEE-Arctic (2013 AGU abstract first author and publications planned)
  • Acting instrument mentor for AMC soil moisture system for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) North Slope of Alaska (NSA)
  • Lead researcher for ARM NSA vegetation dynamics and soil respiration
  • General field and lab support for LBL’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Scientific Focus Area (TES SFA; AKA “Depth Experiment”)
  • Deployment of automated soil respiration system for TES SFA “Depth Experiment”