Marcos Longo is a research scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Marcos’ main research interest is to understand the impacts of climate and land use change on tropical forest ecosystems. His current research focuses on integrating airborne and spaceborne lidar (GEDI), field measurements, and process-based terrestrial biosphere models to quantify the impacts of both human (logging, fires) and natural disturbances (droughts) on productivity, evapotranspiration, and energy fluxes of tropical forests. He is also interested in improving the representation of structural and functional diversity of tropical forests in terrestrial biosphere models. He is part of the DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments – Tropics (NGEE-Tropics) project and a co-investigator in the GEDI competed science team.
Prior to joining LBNL, Marcos was a postdoctoral researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Marcos received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Atmospheric Sciences at University of São Paulo, and a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.