Our research group studies the interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere to understand how vegetation affects atmospheric chemistry and climate. The biosphere is a living and dynamic component of the Earth System, and is constantly responding to the world around it. Our research focuses on understanding how emission from the biosphere can affect atmospheric chemistry and air quality, as well as understanding how changes at the land surface can affect regional climate.
Welcome to new Ph.D. student Yingziao Zhang! She will be working on new simulations of pollen in mixed phase clouds.
And another welcome to new postdoctoral fellow Anahita Farahani. Ana is coming to Michigan from UC Riverside as a CIGLR Postdoctoral Fellow and will be working on the aerosolization of lake spray from harmful algal blooms.
Graduate student Samar Minallah travels to the Yosemite Field Station to participate in the Advanced Climate Dynamics Course graduate student summer school.
September 18: Dr. Steiner presents a poster at Rackham's State of Graduate Education symposium on CLaSP's new initiative titled "Pathwyas to improve graduate student education through societal engagement."Summer 2019
Welcome to PICASSO REU student Olivia van Buskirk for the summer! Olivia is a rising senior at Central Michigan University and is working on vegetation water content in SMAP.
July 26: Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Wozniak, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Wozniak is heading to the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to start a postdoctoral fellowship.
August 30: Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Basile for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Basile will be starting a new position at the GLISA in Ann Arbor.
Former undergraduate (and current Stanford graduate student) Peiyun Zhu's paper on the role of clouds on carbon uptake is finally online Earth Interactions.Winter 2019
Presentations from the group at the 2019 American Meteorological Society Meeting in Phoenix include:
- Tuesday, January 8: Abstract J4.4: GCM-driven projections of future pollen emissions and counts over the United States (graduate student Matthew Wozniak)
- Tuesday, January 8: Abstract 399: Whither diffuse? Synthesizing the influence of diffuse light on the biosphere (Allison Steiner)
- Sunday, January 6: Abstract S21: Assessing the atmospheric deposition of phosphorous to the Great Lakes (Undergraduate Sarah Hutchinson)
Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow Dandan Wei! She just completed her Ph.D. at Penn State and will be working on modeling organic nitrates in the forest canopy.
Volume 2 of Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry is now published - see the description and chapter contents here.Fall 2018
Welcome to new graduate students Samar Minallah and Daniel Huber!
Dr. Steiner discusses Harmful Algal Blooms at the Shady Ladies Chemistry Club in Detroit. They even designed a signature cocktail for the event!
Dr. Steiner is a panelist on the UM College of Engineering discussion of the National Academy of Sciences report on sexual harrassment.
Undergraduate Sarah Hutchinson presents her summer SURE research projection on the atmospheric deposition of phosphorus to the Great Lakes at the 2nd Midwest Student Conference on Atmospheric Rseearch in at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Our CoastalSEES project team holds a stakeholder engagement workshop at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge for water managers, beach mangers, marina operators, and modelers to share information and expierence about Lake Erie HABS.
Graduate student Matthew Wozniak presents his research at the UM Engineering Graduate Symposium.
Presentations from the group at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting include:
- Monday, December 10: GH13D-0954: GCM-driven projections of future pollen emissions and counts over the United States (graduate student Matthew Wozniak
- Monday, December 10: B13I-2240: The role of vegetation canopy structure in the variability of the terrestrial carbon sink (graduate student Matthew Wozniak)
- Tuesday, December 11: PA23D-06: Edge effects: Insights gained from a decade of interdisciplinary modeling projects in Lake Erie (collaborator Rebecca Muenich and our CoastalSEES team)
- Thursday, December 13: A43M-2304: Simulated fate of peroxy radicals within deciduous forest canopies (Allison Steiner)
- Friday December 14: H51W-1656: Understanding soil moisture in the temperate to boreal transition zone using SMAP and CLM model simulations (postdoc Thiago dos Santos)
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