James T Randerson

Chancellor's Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998, Biological Sciences

B.S., Stanford University, 1992, Chemistry

Phone: (949) 824-9030
Fax: (949) 824-3874
Email: jranders@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
3212 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Climate-carbon cycle feedbacks, fires, land cover change, remote sensing, tropical deforestation, global change in arctic and boreal ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems and climate policy
URL Randerson Lab Home Page
2014, 2015 Highly Cited Researcher, Geosciences, Thompson Reuters
2012 Chancellor's Professor of Earth System Science, UC Irvine
2008 Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Outstanding Paper Award, NOAA
2005 Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union
2005 Fellow, American Geophysical Union (awarded with Macelwane Medal)
2005, 2002 Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Global
Biogeochemical Cycles, American Geophysical Union
1998 Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, DOE
1994 Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship, NASA
1987 John D. Isaacs Marine Fellowship. Awarded by California Sea Grant.
Appointments 7/03 - 6/09 Assistant, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, UC Irvine
3/00 - 6/03 Assistant Professor, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
9/98 - 2/00 Postdoctoral scholar at U.C. Berkeley and University of Alaska
Randerson studies the global carbon cycle using remote sensing and in-situ measurements and different types of models. Current research themes in his laboratory include climate-carbon cycle feedbacks, land use change, and the effects of fire on ecosystem function and atmospheric composition. He has conducted field work in Alaska and Siberia to assess the long-term impacts of fire on surface energy exchange and fluxes of carbon dioxide. He is a co-chair of the Biogeochemistry Working Group of the Community Earth System Model. In 2005 Randerson was the recipient of the James B. Macelwane Medal awarded by the American Geophysical Union for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding young scientist." He received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (1998) and a B.S. in Chemistry (1992) from Stanford University. He conducted work as a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley and University of Alaska. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Publications 143. Randerson, J.T., K. Lindsay, E. Munoz, W. Fu, J.K. Moore, F.M. Hoffman, S.C. Doney, N.M. Mahowald, and G. Bonan. 2015. Multi-century changes in ocean and land contributions to the climate-carbon feedback. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29: 744–759. doi: 10.1002/2014GB005079.

142. Rogers, B.M., A.J. Soja, M.L. Goulden, and J.T. Randerson. 2015. Influence of tree species on continental differences in boreal fires and climate feedbacks. Nature Geosciences. doi: 10.1038/NGEO23.

141. Zscheischler, J., M. Reichstein, J. von Buttlar, M. Mu, J.T. Randerson, and M. D. Mahecha. 2014. Carbon-cycle extremes during the 21st century in CMIP5 models: future evolution and attribution to climatic drivers. Geophysical Research Letters. 41: 8853–8861. doi:10.1002/2014GL062409.

140. Lindsay, K. G.B. Bonan, S.C. Doney, F.M. Hoffman, D.M. Lawrence, M.C. Long, N.M. Mahowald, J.K. Moore, J.T. Randerson, and P.E. Thornton. 2014. Preindustrial control and 20th century carbon cycle experiments with the Earth system model CESM1(BGC). Journal of Climate. 27: 8981-9005. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00565.1.

139. Keppel-Aleks, G., A.S. Wolf, M. Mu, S.C. Doney, D.C. Morton, P.S. Kasibhatla, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Separating the influence of temperature, drought, and fire on interannual variability in atmospheric CO2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 28: 1295-1310. doi:10.1002/2014GB004890.

138. Carvalhais, N., M. Forkel, M. Khomik, J. Bellarby, M. Jung, M. Migliavacca, M. Mu, S. Saatchi, M. Santoro, M. Thurner, U. Weber, B. Ahrens, C. Beer, A. Cescatti, J.T. Randerson, and M. Reichstein. 2014. Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems. Nature. 514: 213-217. doi:10.1038/nature13731.

137. Rogers, B.M., G. Azzari, C.I. Czimczik, S.R. Holden, G.O. Mouteva, F. Sedano, K. K. Treseder, S. Veraverbeke, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Quantifying fire-wide carbon emissions in interior Alaska using field measurements and Landsat imagery. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 119: 1608-1629. doi:10.1002/2014JG002657.

136. Zscheischler, J., M.D. Mahecha, J. von Buttlar, S. Harmeling, M. Jung, A. Rammig, J.T. Randerson, B. Scholkopf, S.I. Seneviratne, E. Tomelleri, S. Zaehle, and M. Reichstein. 2014. A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production. Environmental Research Letters. 9: 035001. doi.10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/035001.

135. Faivre, N., Y. Jin, M.L. Goulden, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Controls on the spatial pattern of wildfire ignitions in Southern California. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23: 799-811. doi:10.1071/WF13136.

134. Sedano, F.A. and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Multi-scale influence of vapor pressure deficit on fire ignition and spread in boreal forest ecosystems. Biogeosciences. 11: 3739–3755. doi:10.5194/bg-11-3739-2014.

133. de Linage, C., J.S. Famiglietti, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Statistical prediction of terrestrial water storage changes in the Amazon basin using tropical Pacific and North Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 18: 2089–2102. doi:10.5194/hess-18-2089-2014.

132. Marlier, M.E., A. Voulgarakis, D.T. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, C.L. Henry, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. The role of temporal evolution in modeling atmospheric emissions from tropical fires. Atmospheric Environment. 89: 158-168. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.02.039.

131. Lin, H.W., J.L. McCarty, D. Wang, B.M. Rogers, D.C. Morton, G.J. Collatz, Y. Jin, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Management and climate contributions to satellite-derived active fire trends in the contiguous United States. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 119: 645-660. doi:10.1002/2013JG002382.

130. Jin, Y., J.T. Randerson, S. Capps, A. Hall, N. Faivre, and M.L. Goulden. 2014. Contrasting controls on wildland fires in Southern California during periods with and without Santa Ana winds. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 119:432-450. doi: 10.1002/2013JG002541.

129. Hoffman, F.M., J.T. Randerson, V.K. Arora, Q. Bao, K.D. Six, P. Cadule, D. Ji, C.D. Jones, M. Kawamiya, S. Khatiwala, K. Lindsay, A. Obata, E. Shevliakova, J.F. Tjiputra, E.M. Volodin, and T. Wu. 2014. Causes and implications of persistent atmospheric carbon dioxide biases in earth system models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 119: 141-162. doi: 10.1002/2013JG002381.

128. Todd-Brown, K.E.O., J.T. Randerson, F. Hopkins, V. Arora, T. Hajima, C. Jones, E. Shevliakova, J. Tjiputra, E.Volodin, T. Wu, Q. Zhang, and S. D. Allison. 2014. Changes in soil organic carbon storage predicted by Earth system models during the 21st century. Biogeosciences. 11: 2341–2356. doi:10.5194/bg-11-2341-2014.

127. Veraverbeke, S., F. Sedano, S.J. Hook, J.T. Randerson, Y. Jin, and B.M. Rogers. 2014. Mapping the daily progression of large wildland fires using MODIS active fire data. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23: 655-667. doi: 10.1071/WF13015.

126. Loranty, M.M., L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, Y.F. Jin, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Vegetation controls on northern high latitude snow-albedo feedback: observations and CMIP5 model simulations. Global Change Biology. 20(2): 594-606. doi:10.1111/gcb.12391.
American Geophysical Union, Fellow
Ecological Society of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi
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