Jeffrey Q. Chambers

Job title: 
Geography Department

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.

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). 

Research interests: 

Terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeography, tropical forests and climate change interactions, forest disturbance and recovery processes, landscape dynamics and remote sensing.