Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Bardan Ghimire

Bardan Ghimire

Bardan Ghimire

Postdoctoral Fellow

Climate Sciences Department

 

 

Phone: 510-495-8141

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: bghimire@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Dr. Ghimire is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research expertise involves understanding how ecosystem processes respond to climate, nutrients (e.g., nitrogen and phosphorus) and land-cover change including large-scale land surface feedbacks to climate through changes in carbon, water and energy cycles. Dr Ghimire is currently working on the Community Land Model (CLM) to incorporate an improved mechanistic representation of nitrogen uptake, allocation and carbon assimilation.

Research Interests

Global Environmental Change; Climate Modeling; Ecosystem Ecology; Ecohydrology; Disturbance Ecology; Ecological Modeling; Carbon, Water and Energy Cycling in Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems; Model-data Assimilation and Fusion; Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Applied and Theoretical Geographic Information Science.

Education

  • Ph.D. (October 2012) 
    Graduate School of Geography
    Clark University: Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
    • Dissertation title: Biogeochemical and biophysical consequences of disturbances in forests of the western United States
    • Committee members: Christopher A. Williams (chair), John Rogan, Dominik Kulakowski and G. James Collatz (external, NASA)
  • M.S. magna cum laude (September 2005)
    Department of Environmental Science
    Kathmandu University: Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal
    • Thesis title: Run off and soil erosion processes in a mid-hill watershed of central Nepal
  • B.Tech. (November 2003)
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology: Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
    • Project title: Design of the hydrologic and hydraulic aspects of Jamrani dam, Nainital, India

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (02/2013–present)
    Climate and land surface modeling for the Arctic NGEE project with William Riley and Charles Koven 
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University (09/2012–02/2013)
    Albedo trends related to land cover change and disturbance: A multi-sensor approach, funded by NASA award to Christopher A. Williams
    Impacts of disturbance history and climate on carbon fluxes from North American forests, funded by NASA award to Christopher A. Williams
    Understanding parameter variability and trends in a recently clear-cut temperate forest ecosystem using model-data fusion
  • Research Assistant, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University (01/2012–08/2012)
    Albedo trends related to land cover change and disturbance: A multi-sensor approach, funded by NASA award to Christopher A. Williams
  • Research Assistant, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University (10/2010–08/2012)
    Impacts of disturbance history and climate on carbon fluxes from North American forests, funded by NASA award to Christopher A. Williams
  • Scientific Computer Programmer, IDRISI Project, Clark Labs, Clark University (09/2007– 11/2010)
    Design, write, and test computer programs for the IDRISI GIS software

Honors and Awards

  • GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography Specialty Paper Competition (Runner-up), AAG, 2008
  • Mahendra Vidya Bhushan Award for Outstanding Student, Kathmandu University, 2005
  • Indian Government Fellowship based on All-Nepal Entrance Examination, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 1999-2003

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union  
  • Association of American Geographers
  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • FLUXNET Young Scientist Network

Editorial/Review Service

  • Publication Reviewer (Number since 2011)
  • Biogeosciences (1)
  • Remote Sensing of Environment (1)
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing (2)
  • Remote Sensing Letters (2)
  • Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (1)
  • GIScience and Remote Sensing (1)

Technical Skills

  • GIS and Remote Sensing: ArcGIS, IDRISI
  • Statistics and Data Analysis: R, Matlab, Origin, SPSS, Minitab, Excel, Access
  • Programming: Delphi (Pascal), C++, FORTRAN, Python, IDL