Nir Krakauer, PhD

Nir  is an Assistant Professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York. Dr. Krakauer’s research interests include effect of climate on plants; underground water, surface heat, moisture, and carbon exchanges; impact of plants on precipitation and temperature patterns; hydrology and biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and building; carbon isotopes as tracers of fossil fuel burning, ocean carbon uptake, and respiration; inferring the effect of past climate on ecology from tree-ring and coral records; providing useful climate forecasts through statistical and physical downscaling; distributed sensor networks for environmental monitoring; and data assimilation in carbon and hydrology models.