Jeffrey Chambers

Jeffrey Chambers

Title
Professor
Department
Dept of Geography
Research Expertise and Interest
forests, climate change, trees, tropical forests, remote sensing, Drought, hurricanes, fires
Research Description

Jeff Chambers is a Professor in the Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at LBNL, and Director of DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Tropics:

http://esd.lbl.gov/ngee-tropics/

His research is focused on forest impacts from climate change and other disturbances (hurricanes, drought, fire), biogeography, and land-atmosphere interactions.  Methods employed to address these questions include ecological and physiological field measurements, remote sensing image analyses, and simulation modeling.  Much of his work has taken place in Amazon forests, with 25 years of research experience in close collaboration with Brazil’s National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA).  

 

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April 29, 2019
Ezra David Romero
Geography professor Jeffrey Chambers has modeled a computer program to help California quickly detect wildfires. He was inspired by real-time data -- including satellite photographs taken of the state every five minutes -- during the devastating Camp Fire last November, and decided it was just a matter of developing an app that could use the tools available to quickly spot fires and alert emergency responders. "We need some kind of a statewide way of coordinating this and these technological capabilities are an important part of helping to make that happen," he says. For more on this, see our press release at Berkeley News.