Dennis Baldocchi

professor of biometeorology

Dennis Baldocchi is a professor of biometeorology. His research focuses on measuring and modeling trace gas exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere. He is interested in understanding the impacts of weather, climate and plant structure and function on these trace gas fluxes because they tell us about the metabolism of whole ecosystems. He is also interested in the interactions between California agriculture, climate and water use. His research is conducted on oak woodlands and grasslands, agricultural crops and restored wetlands. Baldocchi is also involved extending this work nationally and globally through leadership roles in the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET networks. His teaching includes courses on the Biosphere (ESPM 2), Ecosystem Ecology (ESPM 111), Biometeorology (ESPM 129/228) and Introduction to Environmental Science Methods (ESPM 100es).