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DGE Researcher Profile


Chris Field

Title: Director
Lab: Field
Phone: 650-319-8024
Email: cfield@ciw.edu
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University. Field’s research emphasizes field and laboratory studies of impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. He is co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (2012) and Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014). Field’s research has been recognized with several American and international awards, including the Max Planck Research Award and the Roger Revelle Medal, and with election to learned societies, including the US National Academy of Sciences (2001). Field received his PhD from Stanford in 1981 and has been at the Carnegie Institution for Science since 1984.

Publications

2014

Ravi, S., D. B. Lobell, and C. B. Field. 2014. Tradeoffs and Synergies between Biofuel Production and Large Solar Infrastructure in Deserts. Environmental Science & Technology 48:3021-3030.

Milbrandt, A. R., D. M. Heimiller, A. D. Perry, and C. B. Field. 2014. Renewable energy potential on marginal lands in the United States. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29:473-481.

Lobell, D. B., R. L. Naylor, and C. B. Field. 2014. Food, Energy, and Climate Connections in a Global Economy. The Evolving Sphere of Food Security:239.

Hernandez, R. R., M. K. Hoffacker, and C. B. Field. 2014. Land-Use Efficiency of Big Solar. Environmental Science & Technology 48:1315-1323.

IPCC, 2014: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-32.

IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Barros, V.R., C.B. Field, D.J. Dokken, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, XXX pp.

IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, XXX pp.

Dahlin, K., G. Asner, and C. Field. 2014. Linking vegetation patterns to environmental gradients and human impacts in a mediterranean-type island ecosystem. Landscape Ecology:1-15.

Broadbent, E. N., A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, G. P. Asner, M. Soriano, C. B. Field, H. R. de Souza, M. Peña-Claros, R. I. Adams, R. Dirzo, and L. Giles. 2014. Integrating Stand and Soil Properties to Understand Foliar Nutrient Dynamics during Forest Succession Following Slash-and-Burn Agriculture in the Bolivian Amazon. PLoS ONE 9:e86042.

2013

Anderegg, W. R. L., L. Plavcová, L. D. L. Anderegg, U. G. Hacke, J. A. Berry, and C. B. Field. 2013. Drought's legacy: multiyear hydraulic deterioration underlies widespread aspen forest die-off and portends increased future risk. Global Change Biology 19:1188-1196.

Shaman, J., S. Solomon, R. R. Colwell, and C. B. Field. 2013. Fostering advances in interdisciplinary climate science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:3653-3656.

Georgescu, M., D. B. Lobell, C. B. Field, and A. Mahalov. 2013. Simulated hydroclimatic impacts of projected Brazilian sugarcane expansion. Geophysical Research Letters 10.1002/grl.50206 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50206:n/a-n/a.

Kunreuther, H., G. Heal, M. Allen, O. Edenhofer, C. B. Field, and G. Yohe. 2013. Risk Management and Climate Change. Nature Clim. Change 3:447-450.

Ferreira, L. G., L. E. Fernandez, E. E. Sano, C. Field, S. B. Sousa, A. E. Arantes, and F. M. Araújo. 2013. Biophysical Properties of Cultivated Pastures in the Brazilian Savanna Biome: An Analysis in the Spatial-Temporal Domains Based on Ground and Satellite Data. Remote Sensing 5:307-326.

Diffenbaugh, N. S. and C. B. Field. 2013. Changes in Ecologically Critical Terrestrial Climate Conditions. Science 341:486-492.

Dahlin, K. M., G. P. Asner, and C. B. Field. 2013. Environmental and community controls on plant canopy chemistry in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:6895-6900.

Campbell, J. E., D. B. Lobell, R. C. Genova, A. Zumkehr, and C. B. Field. 2013. Seasonal energy storage using bioenergy production from abandoned croplands. Environmental Research Letters 8:035012.

2012

Gutknecht, J. L. M., C. B. Field, and T. C. Balser. 2012. Microbial communities and their responses to simulated global change fluctuate greatly over multiple years. Global Change Biology 18:2256-2269.

DeFries, R. S., E. C. Ellis, F. S. C. III, P. A. Matson, B. L. T. II, A. Agrawal, P. J. Crutzen, C. Field, P. Gleick, P. M. Kareiva, E. Lambin, D. Liverman, E. Ostrom, P. A. Sanchez, and J. Syvitski. 2012. Planetary Opportunities: A Social Contract for Global Change Science to Contribute to a Sustainable Future. BioScience 62:603-606.

Anderegg, W. R. L., J. A. Berry, D. D. Smith, J. S. Sperry, L. D. L. Anderegg, and C. B. Field. 2012. The roles of hydraulic and carbon stress in a widespread climate-induced forest die-off. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109:233-237.

Dahlin, K. M., G. P. Asner, and C. B. Field. 2012. Environmental filtering and land-use history drive patterns in biomass accumulation in a mediterranean-type landscape. Ecological Applications 22:104-118.

IPCC. 2012. Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation. C. B. Field, V. Barros, T. F. Stocker, D. Qin, D. Dokken, K. Ebi, M. Mastrandrea, K. Mach, G. Plattner, and S. Allen, editors, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA.

Doughty, C. E., S. R. Loarie, and C. B. Field. 2012. Theoretical Impact of Changing Albedo on Precipitation at the Southernmost Boundary of the ITCZ in South America. Earth Interactions 16:1-14.

Kunreuther, H., G. Heal, M. Allen, O. Edenhofer, C. B. Field, and G. Yohe. 2012. Risk Management and Climate Change. National Bureau of Economic Research. Working paper 18607.

Asner, G. P., D. E. Knapp, J. Boardman, R. O. Green, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, M. Eastwood, R. E. Martin, C. Anderson, and C. B. Field. 2012. Carnegie Airborne Observatory-2: Increasing science data dimensionality via high-fidelity multi-sensor fusion. Remote Sensing of Environment 124:454-465.

Anderegg, W. R. L., J. A. Berry, and C. B. Field. 2012. Linking definitions, mechanisms, and modeling of drought-induced tree death. Trends in Plant Science 17:693-700.

2011

Wolf, A., C. B. Field, and J. A. Berry. 2011. Allometric growth and allocation in forests: a perspective from FLUXNET. Ecological Applications 21:1546-1556.

Wolf, A., P. Ciais, V. Bellassen, N. Delbart, C. B. Field, and J. A. Berry. 2011. Forest biomass allometry in global land surface models. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 25:GB3015.

Niboyet, A., X. Le Roux, P. Dijkstra, B. Hungate, L. Barthes, J. Blankinship, J. Brown, C. Field, and P. Leadley. 2011. Testing interactive effects of global environmental changes on soil nitrogen cycling. Ecosphere 2.

Niboyet, A., J. R. Brown, P. Dijkstra, J. C. Blankinship, P. W. Leadley, X. Le Roux, L. Barthes, R. L. Barnard, C. B. Field, and B. A. Hungate. 2011. Global Change Could Amplify Fire Effects on Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions. PLoS ONE 6:e20105.

Loarie, S. R., D. B. Lobell, G. P. Asner, Q. Mu, and C. B. Field. 2011. Direct impacts on local climate of sugar-cane expansion in Brazil. Nature Clim. Change 1:105-109.

Loarie, S. R., D. B. Lobell, G. P. Asner, and C. B. Field. 2011. Land-Cover and Surface Water Change Drive Large Albedo Increases in South America*. Earth Interactions 15:1-16.

Georgescu, M., D. B. Lobell, and C. B. Field. 2011. Direct climate effects of perennial bioenergy crops in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:10.1073/pnas.1008779108.

Bonebrake, T. C., R. T. Navratil, C. L. Boggs, S. Fendorf, C. B. Field, and P. R. Ehrlich. 2011. Native and Non-Native Community Assembly through Edaphic Manipulation: Implications for Habitat Creation and Restoration. Restoration Ecology 19:doi: 10.1111/j.1526-1100X.2010.00768.x.

Lobell, D., A. Torney, and C. Field. 2011. Climate extremes in California agriculture. Climatic Change 109:DOI: 10.1007/s10584-10011-10304-10585.

Lobell, D. and C. Field. 2011. California perennial crops in a changing climate. Climatic Change 109:DOI: 10.1007/s10584-10011-10303-10586.


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