Dennis Baldocchi

Professor of Biometeorology and Executive Associate Dean of Rausser College of Natural Resources

Dennis Baldocchi is a Professor of Biometeorology and Executive Associate Dean in the Rausser College of Natural Resources. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society and is recipient of the 10th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, for surface water. 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), and Biometeorology (ESPM 129/228)