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. <<
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.