The Keenan Group, Berkeley

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.


Welcome to the research group of Trevor F. Keenan

UC Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

We study the impacts of climate variability and long-term change on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as related feedbacks to the atmosphere through ecosystem carbon cycling, water use and energy flows.

Our group combines large ecological data sets (e.g., eddy-covariance, remote sensing), models of ecosystem state and function, and data assimilation/mining tools, with results from in-situ field studies and experiments, to gain a mechanistic understanding of key physical and biological processes. We use methods from diverse disciplines, including ecophysiology and biogeochemistry, micrometeorology, atmospheric science, mathematics, statistics and high-performance computing.

email: trevorkeenan at