The International Institute of the Bengal and Himalayan Basins

Nir Krakauer, PhD

Nir  is an Assistant Professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York. Dr. Krakauer’s research interests include effect of climate on plants; underground water, surface heat, moisture, and carbon exchanges; impact of plants on precipitation and temperature patterns; hydrology and biogeochemistry of sustainable agriculture and building; carbon isotopes as tracers of fossil fuel burning, ocean carbon uptake, and respiration; inferring the effect of past climate on ecology from tree-ring and coral records; providing useful climate forecasts through statistical and physical downscaling; distributed sensor networks for environmental monitoring; and data assimilation in carbon and hydrology models.