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Stephen Pacala (Rev #2)

Stephen Pacala directs the Princeton Environmental Institute and co-directs Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative. His research focuses on the carbon cycle.

He writes:

During the next several years, my research will focus on the following questions. How and to what extent the terrestrial biosphere affects climate? Does the feedback between climate and vegetation lead to multiple stable states of climate? If so, could human land use cause a flip to an alternative state (we are most concerned currently by the possibility of a dry tropics caused by deforestation)? How does biodiversity affect global ecosystem function?

Together with Robert Socolow, he wrote the paper Stabilization wedges in 2004. See also this talk:

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