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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
carbon budget Earth & Environmental Sciences
carbon Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Global fire emissions buffered by the production of pyrogenic carbon

Jones, M. W., Santín, C., van der Werf, G. R. & Doerr, S. H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nature Geoscience.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

carbon
biomass
carbon cycle
carbon sequestration
land use change

Historical (1700-2012) global multi-model estimates of the fire emissions from the Fire Modeling Intercomparison Project (FireMIP)

Li, F., Val Martin, M., Andreae, M. O., Arneth, A., Hantson, S., Kaiser, J. W., Lasslop, G., Yue, C., Bachelet, D., Forrest, M., Kluzek, E., Liu, X., Mangeon, S., Melton, J. R., Ward, D. S., Darmenov, A., Hickler, T., Ichoku, C., Magi, B. I., Sitch, S. & 3 othersVan Der Werf, G. R., Wiedinmyer, C. & Rabin, S. S., 9 Oct 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 19, p. 12545-12567 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
modeling
project
land cover
vegetation
population density

Historical background and current developments for mapping burned area from satellite Earth observation

Chuvieco, E., Mouillot, F., van der Werf, G. R., San Miguel, J., Tanasse, M., Koutsias, N., García, M., Yebra, M., Padilla, M., Gitas, I., Heil, A., Hawbaker, T. J. & Giglio, L., 1 May 2019, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 225, p. 45-64 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Fires
Earth (planet)
Satellites
fire management
satellite sensor
Open Access
Biomass
biomass burning
Spatial Resolution
Fires
spatial resolution

State of the climate in 2018

Ades, M., Adler, R., Aldeco, L. S., Alejandra, G., Alfaro, E. J., Aliaga-Nestares, V., Allan, R. P., Allan, R., Alves, L. M., Amador, J. A., Andersen, J. K., Anderson, J., Arndt, D. S., Arosio, C., Arrigo, K., Azorin-Molina, C., Bardin, M. Y., Barichivich, J., Barreira, S., Baxter, S. & 454 othersBeck, H. E., Becker, A., Bell, G. D., Bellouin, N., Belmont, M., Benedetti, A., Benedict, I., Bernhard, G. H., Berrisford, P., Berry, D. I., Bettio, L., Bhatt, U. S., Biskaborn, B. K., Bissolli, P., Bjella, K. L., Bjerke, J. K., Blake, E. S., Blenkinsop, S., Blunden, J., Bock, O., Bosilovich, M. G., Boucher, O., Box, J. E., Boyer, T., Braathen, G., Bringas, F. G., Bromwich, D. H., Brown, A., Brown, R., Brown, T. J., Buehler, S. A., Cáceres, L., Calderón, B., Camargo, S. J., Campbell, J. D., Campos Diaz, D. A., Cappelen, J., Carrea, L., Carrier, S. B., Carter, B. R., Castro, A. Y., Cetinic, I., Chambers, D. P., Chen, L., Cheng, L., Cheng, V. Y. S., Christiansen, H. H., Christy, J. R., Chung, E. S., Claus, F., Clem, K. R., Coelho, C. A. S., Coldewey-Egbers, M., Colwell, S., Cooper, O. R., Cosca, C., Covey, C., Coy, L., Dávila, C. P., Davis, S. M., de Eyto, E., de Jeu, R. A. M., De Laat, J., Decharme, B., Degasperi, C. L., Degenstein, D., Demircan, M., Derksen, C., Dhurmea, K. R., Di Girolamo, L., Diamond, H. J., Diaz, E., Diniz, F. A., Dlugokencky, E. J., Dohan, K., Dokulil, M. T., Dolman, A. J., Domingues, C. M., Domingues, R., Donat, M. G., Dorigo, W. A., Drozdov, D. S., Druckenmiller, M. L., Dunn, R. J. H., Durre, I., Dutton, G. S., Elkharrim, M., Elkins, J. W., Epstein, H. E., Espinoza, J. C., Famiglietti, J. S., Farrell, S. L., Fausto, R. S., Feely, R. A., Feng, Z., Fenimore, C., Fettweis, X., Fioletov, V. E., Flemming, J., Fogt, R. L., Forbes, B. C., Foster, M. J., Francis, S. D., Franz, B. A., Frey, R. A., Frith, S. M., Froidevaux, L., Ganter, C., Garforth, J., Gerland, S., Gilson, J., Gleason, K., Gobron, N., Goetz, S., Goldenberg, S. B., Goni, G., Gray, A., Grooß, J. U., Gruber, A., Gu, G., Guard, C. C. P., Gupta, S. K., Gutiérrez, D., Haas, C., Hagos, S., Hahn, S., Haimberger, L., Hall, B. D., Halpert, M. S., Hamlington, B. D., Hanna, E., Hanssen-Bauer, I., Harris, I., Hazeleger, W., He, Q., Heidinger, A. K., Heim, R. R., Hemming, D. L., Hendricks, S., Hernández, R., Hersbach, H. E., Hidalgo, H. G., Ho, S. P. B., Holmes, R. M., Hu, C., Huang, B., Hubbard, K., Hubert, D., Hurst, D. F., Ialongo, I., Ijampy, J. A., Inness, A., Isaac, V., Isaksen, K., Ishii, M., Jeffries, M. O., Jevrejeva, S., Jia, G., Jiménez, C., Jin, X., John, V., Johnsen, B., Johnson, G. C., Johnson, K. S., Johnson, B., Jones, P. D., Jumaux, G., Kabidi, K., Kaiser, J. W., Karaköylü, E. M., Karlsen, S. R., Karnauskas, M., Kato, S., Kazemi, A. F., Kelble, C., Keller, L. M., Kennedy, J., Kholodov, A. L., Khoshkam, M., Kidd, R., Killick, R., Kim, H., Kim, S. J., King, A. D., King, B. A., Kipling, Z., Klotzbach, P. J., Knaff, J. A., Korhonen, J., Korshunova, N. N., Kramarova, N. A., Kratz, D. P., Kruger, A., Kruk, M. C., Krumpen, T., Labbé, L., Ladd, C., Lakatos, M., Lakkala, K., Lander, M. A., Landschützer, P., Landsea, C. W., Lareau, N. P., Lavado-Casimiro, W., Lazzara, M. A., Lee, T. C., Leuliette, E., L’heureux, M., Li, B., Li, T., Lieser, J. L., Lim, J. Y., Lin, I. I., Liu, H., Locarnini, R., Loeb, N. G., Long, C. S., López, L. A., Lorrey, A. M., Loyola, D., Lumpkin, R., Luo, J. J., Luojus, K., Lyman, J. M., Malkova, G. V., Manney, G. L., Marchenko, S. S., Marengo, J. A., Marin, D., Marquardt Collow, A. B., Marra, J. J., Marszelewski, W., Martens, B., Martínez-Güingla, R., Massom, R. A., May, L., Mayer, M., Mazloff, M., McBride, C., McCabe, M., McClelland, J. W., McEvoy, D. J., McGree, S., McVicar, T. R., Mears, C. A., Meier, W., Meijers, A., Mekonnen, A., Mengistu Tsidu, G., Menzel, W. P., Merchant, C. J., Meredith, M. P., Merrifield, M. A., Miller, B., Miralles, D. G., Misevicius, N., Mitchum, G. T., Mochizuki, Y., Monselesan, D., Montzka, S. A., Mora, N., Morice, C., Mosquera-Vásquez, K., Mostafa, A. E., Mote, T., Mudryk, L., Mühle, J., Mullan, A. B., Müller, R., Myneni, R., Nash, E. R., Nauslar, N. J., Nerem, R. S., Newman, P. A., Nicolas, J. P., Nieto, J. J., Noetzli, J., Osborn, T. J., Osborne, E., Overland, J., Oyunjargal, L., Park, T., Pasch, R. J., Pascual Ramírez, R., Pastor Saavedra, M. A., Paterson, A. M., Pearce, P. R., Pelto, M. S., Perovich, D., Petropavlovskikh, I., Pezza, A. B., Phillips, C., Phillips, D., Phoenix, G., Pinty, B., Pitts, M., Po-Chedley, S., Polashenski, C., Preimesberger, W., Purkey, S. G., Quispe, N., Rajeevan, M., Rakotoarimalala, C. L., Ramos, A. M., Ramos, I., Randel, W., Raynolds, M. K., Reagan, J., Reid, P., Reimer, C., Rémy, S., Revadekar, J. V., Richardson, A. D., Richter-Menge, J., Ricker, R., Ripaldi, A., Robinson, D. A., Rodell, M., Rodriguez Camino, E., Romanovsky, V. E., Ronchail, J., Rosenlof, K. 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L., Tobin, S., Tømmervik, H., Tourpali, K., Trachte, K., Tretiakov, M., Trewin, B. C., Triñanes, J. A., Trotman, A. R., Tschudi, M., Tye, M. R., van As, D., van de Wal, R. S. W., van der A, R. J., van der Schalie, R., van der Schrier, G., van der Werf, G. R., van Heerwaarden, C., Van Meerbeeck, C. J., Verburg, P., Vieira, G., Vincent, L. A., Vömel, H., Vose, R. S., Walker, D. A., Walsh, J. E., Wang, B., Wang, H., Wang, L., Wang, M., Wang, M., Wang, R., Wang, S. H., Wanninkhof, R., Watanabe, S., Weber, M., Webster, M., Weerts, A., Weller, R. A., Westberry, T. K., Weyhenmeyer, G. A., Widlansky, M. J., Wijffels, S. E., Wilber, A. C., Wild, J. D., Willett, K. M., Wong, T., Wood, E. F., Woolway, R. I., Xue, Y., Yin, X., Yu, L., Zambrano, E., Zeyaeyan, S., Zhang, H. M., Zhang, P., Zhao, G., Zhao, L., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., Ziemke, J. R., Ziese, M., Andersen, A., Griffin, J., Hammer, G., Love-Brotak, S. E., Misch, D. J., Riddle, D. B. & Veasey, S. W., Sep 2019, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 100, 9 Special Supplement, p. Si-S305 326 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
climate
sea ice
wildfire
temperature
ice

Prizes

Ammodo KNAW

Guido van der Werf (Recipient), 2017

PrizeAcademic

Vening Meinesz

Guido van der Werf (Recipient), 2008

PrizeAcademic

early Earth

Press / Media

Australia wildfires unleash millions of tons of carbon dioxide

Guido van der Werf

22/01/20

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eucalyptusboom is benzinebom

Guido van der Werf

21/01/20

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Australia's Fires Likely Emitted as Much Carbon as All Planes

Guido van der Werf

21/01/20

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment