Atmosphere Regolith Vegetation ARVE

Prof. Jed Kaplan

Expert on the response of global vegetation to climate changes and the potential feedbacks between the Earth's land surface and the climate system..

My research encompasses the traditional disciplines of earth sciences, geography, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, soil science, hydrology, plant ecology and physiology, and computer science. ... >>
The focus of my work is on the role of the Earth's land surface in the climate system. By studying the behavior of the land surface, I aim to understand the potential for biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks between land and atmosphere in the Earth system. I approach these questions through the development and application of a variety of Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs) and larger earth system models of which DGVMs make one part. <<

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  • Prof. Jed Kaplan
    IDYST - Faculté des Géosciences et de l'Environnement Université de Lausanne Géopolis – Bureau 4413 CH-1015 Lausanne Switzerland

      +41 21 692 35 60

      jed.kaplan@unil.ch
    Skype Me?~D?!  jedokaplan

BIOGRAPHY:

2013-present UNIL

2008-2013 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland - Professor & Group Leader

2005-2008 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Lausanne and Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland - Senior Research Scientist

2003-2005 Institute for Environment and Sustainability, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy & European Commission - Marie Curie Fellow

2002-2003 Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis, Environment Canada, and University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

1999-2002Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany - Research associate and postdoctoral fellow

1994-1999 Ph.D. Plant Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Sweden. Thesis: Geophysical Applications of Vegetation Modeling

1990-1994 B.A. Geography and Earth Sciences with honors, Dartmouth College, US. Thesis: Defining the Little Ice Age: Dendrochronology of Alpine Larch in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.