Alex Guenther

Alex Guenther is a leading expert in measuring and modeling the processes controlling organic emissions from terrestrial ecosystems and how these emissions affect air quality and climate. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Washington State University in 1989. He was head of the biosphere-atmosphere research group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for two decades and led more than 40 multidisciplinary field studies across the globe and the development of biogenic emission models that are widely used by the scientific and regulatory communities. He was a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) leading research in the interactions between terrestrial systems and climate and is now a professor at the University of California, Irvine. Guenther is an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow, an ISI highly cited researcher and recipient of the AGU-AS Kaufman award and UCAR outstanding publication award. He serves as the co-chair of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) and was a contributing author to IGBP synthesis and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports. He is a member, and past co-chair, of the IGBP Global Emissions Initiative (GEIA). He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Geoscientific Model Development, and Elementa journals. More than 280 of his peer-reviewed publications have appeared in scientific journals and together have received more than 16000 citations (Web of Science).

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