Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
MEM - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Concentration: Global change science & policy
M.S., Physical Chemistry - The Ohio State University
Thesis: Interfacial vibrational chemistry of I. Mixed surfactant systems II. Alkyl halide uptake and atmospheric implications
B.S., Chemistry - Iowa State University
Among the many links between forests and climate, I am especially interested in land ecosystem-atmospheric chemistry-climate interactions that are associated with reactive carbon emissions from vegetation. My research is primarily focused on the biogenic volatile organic compound isoprene, which is emitted in large quantities by forests and serves as a precursor to the short-lived, climate-forcing atmospheric species ozone and secondary organic aerosols. For my doctoral research, I will use the Yale-E2 Earth system model to study isoprene emissions from vegetation with the goal of improving understanding of forest-climate interactions.