Welcome to the Kueppers lab. We take multiple approaches to studying climate-ecosystem interactions. Projects include field experiments to study species range shifts in high elevation Rocky Mountain ecosystems, field and lab observations of the role of plant-associated microbes in ecosystem functioning, and modeling the regional climate impacts of land use and land cover change.

I am a research scientist in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, and also a scientist in the Climate Sciences department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

In 2014, I became Deputy Director for DOE's Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments - Tropics, a multi-institutional collaboration to determine if tropical forests will act as carbon sinks through the 21st century. In general, I take an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to research, working with a wide diversity of scientists to address important basic and applied questions related to climate change.

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