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Min Chen

Integrat Analys & Dec Sci Team


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


  • Chen M, R Rafique, GR Asrar, B Bond-Lamberty, P Ciais, F Zhao, C Reyer, S Ostberg, J Chang, A Ito, J Yang, N Zeng, E Kalnay, TO West, G Leng, L Francois, G Munhoven, AJ Henrot, H Tian, S Pan, K Nishina, N Viovy, C Morfopoulos, R Betts, S Schaphoff, J Steinkamp, and T Hickler. 2017. "Regional Contribution to Variability and Trends of Global Gross Primary Productivity." Environmental Research Letters 12(10):105005.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa8978

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