Simulations of Air / Water Pollution and Climate

James T. Randerson

Name
Prof.
James
T.
Randerson
Contact Information
Telephone: 
949-824-9030
E-mail: 
jranders@uci.edu

Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Professor, Earth System Science (Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1998)
 

Research Interests: 

Climate-carbon cycle feedbacks, fires, land cover change, remote sensing, tropical deforestation, global change in arctic and boreal ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems and climate policy

Selected Honors and Awards: 
American Geophysical Union: James B. Macelwane Medal, 2005
American Geophysical Union: Piers J. Sellers Global Environmental Change Mid-Career Award, 2017
Fellow, American Geophysical Union
Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Claudia Czimczik

Name
Prof.
Claudia
Czimczik
Contact Information

Office Location: 3228 Croul Hall

Lab Location: 2222 Croul Hall

Lab Phone: 949-824-3444

E-mail: czimczik@uci.edu

Group site: https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/czimczik/

Telephone: 
949-824-1049
E-mail: 
czimczik@uci.edu

Prof. Czimczik Green‘s research aims at understanding the impacts of climate change, alterations in natural disturbance frequencies (i.e. fire), and changes in land use and management (i.e. urbanization) on the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems. Her research seeks to appreciate and predict how human activities will impact the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems in the future and how changing terrestrial ecosystems will feed back to the climate system.  A major focus of these activities is on high-latitude ecosystems, i.e.

Research Interests: 
  • Studies the impacts of climate change, alterations in natural disturbance frequencies (i.e. fire) and changes in land use and management (i.e. urbanization) on the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Comprehends and predicts how human activities will impact the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems in the future and how changing terrestrial ecosystems will feedback to the climate system.
  • Focuses on high-latitude ecosystems (arctic tundra and boreal forests).
  • Expert in how climate and land-use change affect the storage of carbon in land ecosystems and the exchange of carbon dioxide, methane and carbonaceous aerosols between the land and the atmosphere. Key interests: Boreal and Arctic, Mega-Cities.

Research Areas: Biogeochemical Cycles

 

Celia Faiola

Name
Prof.
Ceila
Faiola
Contact Information

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

463 Steinhaus Hall

University of California

Irvine, California 92697-2525

Telephone: 
949-383-0747
E-mail: 
cfaiola@uci.edu

Ecological climatology is the interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate.

 

Research Interests: 

Plants, Atmospheric Aerosol, Global Change

Selected Honors and Awards: 
John Orsborn Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State University (2014)
Harriet B. Rigas Award for Outstanding Women in Graduate Studies at the Doctoral Level (2014)

Manabu Shiraiwa

Name
Prof.
Manabu
Shiraiwa
Contact Information

 

Telephone: 
949-824-2738
E-mail: 
m.shiraiwa@uci.edu

Professor of Chemistry.  (Ph.D.in Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2011).

Prof. Shiraiwa brings expertise in kinetic flux models for gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds and combines numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, and field measurements on organic aerosol and oxidant chemistry

Research Interests: 

Atmospheric Chemistry, Heterogeneous and Multiphase Chemistry, Aerosol Particles, Reactive Oxygen Species, Kinetic Modeling

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Otto-Hahn Medal, Max Planck Society 2011
Paul-Crutzen Prize, German Chemical Society 2012
Sheldon K. Friedlander Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 2014
Young Scientist Award, Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry 2015
NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2017
Paul Crutzen Award for Early Career Scientists, International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP), 2018
Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) short-stay program, Campus France 2018
Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute, 2018
Environmental Science & Technology and ES&T Letters Early Career Scientist, 2019
Kenneth T. Whitby Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), 2020

Dr. Alex Guenther

Name
Prof.
Alex
Guenther
Contact Information

Office Location: 3327 Croul Hall

Department of Earth System Science
3216 Croul Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-3100
PH: 949-824-8794

Telephone: 
949-824-7320
E-mail: 
alex.guenther@uci.edu

Dr.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2004: Elected Chair of the Gordon Conference on Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
2007: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science and Technological Achievement Award
2008: Haagen-Smit Outstanding Publication Prize
2011: Yoram J. Kaufman Award for Unselfish Cooperation in Research, American Geophysical Union
2012: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Outstanding Publication Award
2015: Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Prof. Michael J. Prather

Name
Prof.
Michael
J.
Prather
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
3329 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-5838
E-mail: 
mprather@uci.edu

Professor of Earth System Science, Fred Kavli Chair [Ph.D.(Astronomy) Yale University; M.A.(Physics) Merton College, Oxon]. Professor Prather brings expertise in global atmospheric modeling, particularly as applied to atmospheric composition and climate change.

Research Interests: 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Composition
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Climate
Selected Honors and Awards: 
Jefferson Science Fellow, U.S. State Department, 2005/2006 (active - 2010)
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Foreign Member, 1999)
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1997)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004)
NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1992)