Galina Churkina

Visiting Fellow

Research Overview

The overarching aim of my research is to understand and to quantify the effects of urbanization on the global carbon cycle as well as associated uncertainties from the local to the global scale. The object of research is the urban system, which includes both urban sprawl and urban footprint defined as the area outside of a city’s limits that is required to meet demand of a city’s population in terms of consumption and waste accumulation.

My research strategy is supported by my interdisciplinary background covering biogeochemical cycles, ecology, atmospheric sciences, and mathematics.