Earth Sciences Division Staff: Robinson Negrón-Juárez
I started to work at LBL since October 1st. 2013.My research: Human activity has altered both land cover and the chemical composition of the atmosphere producing changes in the climate system and largely driving climate change. At the same time, natural disturbances have also produced changes in land cover and atmospheric composition. A number of studies have reported cause-effect mechanisms linking natural disturbance and/or human activities and climate change, but a full understanding remains elusive due to the complex feedbacks of the biosphere-atmosphere system. My research addresses these interactive feedbacks with three specific goals:
- to understand the changes to the climate and environment that result from natural and human disturbance to land cover and the chemistry of the atmosphere.
- to understand the response of terrestrial ecosystems to those changes.
- to understand the feedbacks between terrestrial ecosystems and climate.
My approach includes field measurements of ecological and micro-meteorological data, analysis of atmospheric data, satellite data, and modeling.
- Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry
- Ecosystem Ecology
- Global Change Research
- Land-Atmosphere Interaction
- Climate Modeling
- Remote Sensing
- 2004 - PhD Meteorology. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
- 2000 - MSc Meteorology. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
- 1995 - BSc Physics. Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru.
- 2013 - Present: Project Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.
- 2013 - Present: Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, USA.
- 2012 - Present: Research Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, USA.
- 2010 - Present: Honorary Professor, National University of the Peruvian Amazon. School of Forest Sciences. Peru.
- 2007 - 2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
- Biology, Tulane University, USA
- 2005 - 2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- 2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- 2002: Exchange Visitor Program, Department of Meteorology, Florida StateUniversity, USA.
Honors and Awards
- 2005 – 2004: Postdoctoral Fellowship, FAPESP - Sao Paulo Government
- 2004: Award for Best graduate research in Physics of Climate for Project: Climate sensibility over southeast Brazil due to land use changes, 3rd LBA Science Conference, Brasilia–GO, Brazil.
- 2004 – 2000: PhD Fellowship, CAPES - Brazilian Government
- 2002: Research Fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- 2000 – 1998: MSc Fellowship, CNPq – Brazilian Government
- Peer Reviewer: Journal of Climate, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, International Journal of Climatology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorolgy, Pland Ecology and Diversity, Public Library of Science (PLOS).
- Proposal Reviewer: National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- 2009 – Present: American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 2005 – Present: American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member.
- 2005 – Present: American Meteorological Society (AMS), Member
- 2013J. Q. Chambers, R. I. Negrón-Juárez, , D. M. Marra, J. Tews, D. Roberts, A. Vittorio, G. H. P. M. Ribeiro, S. Trumbore, and N. Higuchi. The steady-state mosaic of disturbance and succession across an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (10), 3949-3954 (2013).
- 2011R. I. Negrón-Juárez, J. Q. Chambers, D. M. Marra, G. H. P. M. Ribeiro, S. Rifai, N. Higuchi, and Dar Roberts. Detection of subpixel treefall gaps with landsat imagery in Central Amazon forest. Remote Sensing of Environments 115, 3322-3328 (2011).
- 2010R. I. Negrón-Juárez, J. Q. Chambers, G. Guimaraes, H. Zeng, C. F. M. Raupp, D. M. Marra, G. H. P. M. Ribeiro, S. S. Saatchi, B. W. Nelson, N. Higuchi. Widespread Amazon forest tree mortality from a single cross-basin squall line event. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L16701 (2010).
- 2009H. Zeng, J. Q. Chambers, R. I. Negrón-Juárez, G. C. Hurtt, D. Baker, and M. D. Powell. Impacts of tropical cyclones on U. S. Forest tree mortality and carbon flux from 1851 to 2000. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (19), 7888-7892 (2009).