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Personal information

Guido van der Werf received his MSc. (2001) and PhD (2006) from the Vrije Universiteit, the latter based on a 3 year internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received fellowships from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2006 (Veni) and 2014 (Vici) and a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2011. Together with colleagues in the U.S. he developed the Global Fire Emissions Database and he is since 2014 amongst the 1% most frequently cited Earth scientists. 

Research

Van der Werf aims to understand how the global carbon cycle interacts with the climate system. His group focuses specifically on deforestation and forest fires. Combining biogeochemical modeling, satellite data, and atmospheric modeling enables them to quantify fire and deforestation emissions, and these are the basis for exploring their response to and influence on climatic, demographic, and socio-economical changes. In addition, they use satellite data to test ecological hypotheses over large scales.

Education

Van der Werf teaches the Global Change course for Bachelor students Earth Sciences and Earth and Economics students, and coordinates the Master's course Global Biogeochemical Cycles for Earth Sciences students

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biomass burning Earth & Environmental Sciences
deforestation Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon monoxide Earth & Environmental Sciences
MOPITT Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon cycle Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate Earth & Environmental Sciences
El Nino Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2018

Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system

Archibald, S. , Lehmann, C. E. R. , Belcher, C. M. , Bond, W. J. , Bradstock, R. A. , Daniau, A. L. , Dexter, K. G. , Forrestel, E. J. , Greve, M. , He, T. , Higgins, S. I. , Hoffmann, W. A. , Lamont, B. B. , McGlinn, D. J. , Moncrieff, G. R. , Osborne, C. P. , Pausas, J. G. , Price, O. , Ripley, B. S. , Rogers, B. M. & 5 others Schwilk, D. W., Simon, M. F., Turetsky, M. R., Van Der Werf, G. R. & Zanne, A. E., 6 Mar 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 3, p. 1-19 18 p., 033003

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
gas emissions
coarse woody debris
combustion
decayed wood
carbon

Fine Particle Emissions From Tropical Peat Fires Decrease Rapidly With Time Since Ignition

Roulston, C., Paton-Walsh, C., Smith, T. E. L., Guérette, E. A., Evers, S., Yule, C. M., Rein, G. & Van der Werf, G. R., 27 May 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 123, 10, p. 5607-5617 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
particulate emissions
peat
particle emission
Peat
ignition

Global Carbon Budget 2017

Le Quéré, C. , Andrew, R. M. , Friedlingstein, P. , Sitch, S. , Pongratz, J. , Manning, A. C. , Ivar Korsbakken, J. , Peters, G. P. , Canadell, J. G. , Jackson, R. B. , Boden, T. A. , Tans, P. P. , Andrews, O. D. , Arora, V. K. , Bakker, D. C. E. , Barbero, L. , Becker, M. , Betts, R. A. , Bopp, L. , Chevallier, F. & 30 others Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Cosca, C. E., Cross, J., Currie, K., Gasser, T., Harris, I., Hauck, J., Haverd, V., Houghton, R. A., Hunt, C. W., Hurtt, G., Ilyina, T., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Kautz, M., Keeling, R. F., Klein Goldewijk, K., Körtzinger, A., Landschützer, P., Lefèvre, N., Lenton, A., Lienert, S., Lima, I., Lombardozzi, D., Metzl, N., Millero, F., Monteiro, P. M. S., Munro, D. R. & Werf, G. R. V., 12 Mar 2018, In : Earth System Science Data. 10, 1, p. 405-448 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
carbon budget
land use change
carbon cycle
biosphere
ocean

Historic Deforestation and Fire Dynamics: Quantifying their carbon emissions to better understand the global carbon cycle

van Marle, M. J. E., 2018, 143 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
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Prizes

Ammodo KNAW

G.R. van der Werf (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Vening Meinesz

G.R. van der Werf (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

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