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Min Chen

Integrat Analys & Dec Sci Team
Earth Scientist


Dr. Chen joined PNNL in Oct. 2016. He was the Barbara McClintock Fellow of the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in 2013 from Purdue University, with a focus on land surface modeling and global terrestrial carbon cycle.

Research Interests

  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Global Carbon Cycle
  • Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Land Surface Modeling
  • Integrated Assessment Modeling

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., 2013, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
  • M.S., 2008, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, Beijing Normal University
  • B.S., 2005, Computer Science (Major) and Business Administration (Minor), Beijing Normal University

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Geophysical Union

Awards and Recognitions

  • PNNL LDRD project, 2018
  • Barbara McClintock Fellowship, Carnegie Institution for Science 2015

PNNL Publications


  • Bond-Lamberty B., K.R. Dorheim, Y. Cui, R.L. Horowitz, A.C. Snyder, K.V. Calvin, and L. Feng, et al. 2019. "gcamdata: An R Package for Preparation, Synthesis, and Tracking of Input Data for the GCAM Integrated Human-Earth Systems Model." Journal of Open Research Software 7, no. 1:Article No. 6. PNNL-SA-135553. doi:10.5334/jors.232


  • Sihi D., E.A. Davidson, M. Chen, K.E. Savage, A. Richardson, T. Keenan, and D. Hollinger, et al. 2018. "Merging a mechanistic enzymatic model of soil heterotrophic respiration into an ecosystem model in two AmeriFlux sites of northeastern USA." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252. PNNL-SA-133991. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.026


  • Chen M., R. Rafique, G.R. Asrar, B. Bond-Lamberty, P. Ciais, F. Zhao, and C. Reyer, et al. 2017. "Regional Contribution to Variability and Trends of Global Gross Primary Productivity." Environmental Research Letters 12, no. 10:105005. PNNL-SA-128641. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa8978

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