Dr. Ben Poulter is a Research Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. I use ecosystem models to better understand how climate change and elevated atmospheric CO2 will affect terrestrial carbon cycle stocks and fluxes. Remote sensing data, ground-based observations and experiments play a key role in developing and evaluating ecosystem models, and thus a range of interdisciplinary approaches are used in my research. I was recently a Contributing Author of Working Groups I and III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change providing information on contemporary terrestrial CO2 and CH4 fluxes from land cover change and wetlands, respectively.
Areas of Interest
- Carbon cycle; Methane budget; Dynamic global vegetation modeling; Forest succession; Vegetation dynamics; Remote sensing;
PhDDuke University, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences