Introducing New ERG Faculty Lara Kueppers

The Energy and Resources Group is delighted to announce the arrival of new core faculty member Lara Kueppers. She is an outstanding scholar with a commitment to working across disciplines.

“I am thrilled to be returning to UC Berkeley, with so many opportunities for new collaborations with faculty and students. I’m particularly excited to be joining the inspiring ERG community and look forward to stimulating discussions on all dimensions of sustainability. I’ll be co-teaching ER102 with John [Harte] this spring. I am also looking for new students who are motivated to learn how forests will respond to climate change – particularly in the tropics and in Western North America.”

Dr. Kueppers is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, whose research focuses on ecological responses and feedbacks to climate change. She uses field experiments and observations, as well as models, to understand climate-ecosystem interactions in forests and agroecosystems. She is deputy director of Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments—Tropics, a long-term, multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy, to better understand and project tropical forest feedbacks to climate change.

Previously, Dr. Kueppers was a Research Scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab and an Assistant Professor at UC Merced. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley (ESPM), and MS and BS degrees from Stanford University.


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