1986 …2019
If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Atul Jain’s research focuses on understanding how interactions among the climate system alter the carbon cycle, and to provide useful projections of future changes in global carbon and resultant future climate change. While Dr. Jain’s research goal is to provide the required scientific understanding about how the components of Earth’s climate system interact, it is motivated by the practical and pressing issue of human-induced climate change. Dr. Jain and his students have made fundamental advances in our understanding of (1) the interactions between biogeophysical (hydrology and energy) and biogeochemical (carbon and nitrogen) processes at global scale; (2) the intractions between climate change and bioenergy and conventional food crops, and (3) the major land cover and land use change (LCLUC) activities using historical and future LCLUCs and effects of these changes on biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes. To conduct this research, Dr. Jain and his students have developed and applied global climate and land surface model, ISAM, in combination with satellite and ground-based observation data.

Dr. Jain has won numerous awards and honors, including the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. He has served as a lead and contributing authors for major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is the author of over 150 scientific articles, including highly cited articles in Nature and Science, most of which relate to global climate change as affected by both human activities and natural phenomena. He also directs a number of research projects that are primarily oriented towards improving our understanding of the impacts that man-made and natural trace gases may be having on the Earth’s climate.

Education

Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology

Office Address

3058 Natural History Building

Office Phone

+1.217.333.2128

Research Interests

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the expert's scholarly documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

carbon Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate Earth & Environmental Sciences
Carbon Chemical Compounds
carbon cycle Earth & Environmental Sciences
biosphere Earth & Environmental Sciences
land cover Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon budget Earth & Environmental Sciences
land use change Earth & Environmental Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1986 2019

Carbon and Water Use Efficiencies: A Comparative Analysis of Ten Terrestrial Ecosystem Models under Changing Climate

El Masri, B., Schwalm, C., Huntzinger, D. N., Mao, J., Shi, X., Peng, C., Fisher, J. B., Jain, A. K., Tian, H., Poulter, B. & Michalak, A. M., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 14680.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Climate
Ecosystem
Carbon
Water
Water Cycle

Contrasting effects of CO2 fertilization, land-use change and warming on seasonal amplitude of Northern Hemisphere CO2 exchange

Bastos, A., Ciais, P., Chevallier, F., Rödenbeck, C., Ballantyne, A. P., Maignan, F., Yin, Y., Fernández-Martínez, M., Friedlingstein, P., Peñuelas, J., Piao, S. L., Sitch, S., Smith, W. K., Wang, X., Zhu, Z., Haverd, V., Kato, E., Jain, A. K., Lienert, S., Lombardozzi, D. & 4 others, Nabel, J. E. M. S., Peylin, P., Poulter, B. & Zhu, D., Oct 7 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 19, p. 12361-12375 15 p., 652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
land use change
Northern Hemisphere
warming
land surface
effect

Decadal biomass increment in early secondary succession woody ecosystems is increased by CO 2 enrichment

Walker, A. P., De Kauwe, M. G., Medlyn, B. E., Zaehle, S., Iversen, C. M., Asao, S., Guenet, B., Harper, A., Hickler, T., Hungate, B. A., Jain, A. K., Luo, Y., Lu, X., Lu, M., Luus, K., Megonigal, J. P., Oren, R., Ryan, E., Shu, S., Talhelm, A. & 7 others, Wang, Y. P., Warren, J. M., Werner, C., Xia, J., Yang, B., Zak, D. R. & Norby, R. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 454.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecosystems
Carbon Monoxide
biomass
Biomass
Ecosystems

Increased atmospheric vapor pressure deficit reduces global vegetation growth

Yuan, W., Zheng, Y., Piao, S., Ciais, P., Lombardozzi, D., Wang, Y., Ryu, Y., Chen, G., Dong, W., Hu, Z., Jain, A. K., Jiang, C., Kato, E., Li, S., Lienert, S., Liu, S., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Qin, Z., Quine, T., Sitch, S. & 5 others, Smith, W. K., Wang, F., Wu, C., Xiao, Z. & Yang, S., Aug 14 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 8, eaax1396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
vegetation growth
vapor pressure
atmospheric pressure
vegetation
climate

Negative extreme events in gross primary productivity and their drivers in China during the past three decades

Chen, W., Zhu, D., Huang, C., Ciais, P., Yao, Y., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Haverd, V., Jain, A., Kato, E., Kautz, M., Lienert, S., Lombardozzi, D., Poulter, B., Tian, H., Vuichard, N., Walker, A. P. & Zeng, N., Sep 15 2019, In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 275, p. 47-58 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

extreme event
primary productivity
productivity
China
drought