Prasad S. Kasibhatla
Prasad S. Kasibhatla
Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Senior Associate Dean | EEH Program Chair
The overarching theme of my research is to develop a fundamental and quantitative understanding of the factors that determine the chemical composition of the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in delineating natural and anthropogenic impacts on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and in exploring the potential for these impacts to affect natural ecosystems. My research involves the use of numerical models in conjunction with remote and insitu measurements of atmospheric composition.
In The News
Austin, K, Mosnier, A, Pirker, J, McCallum, I, Fritz, S, and Kasibhatla, P. "Shifting patterns of oil palm driven deforestation in Indonesia and implications for zero-deforestation commitments." Land Use Policy 69 (December 2017): 41-48.
Andela, N, Morton, DC, Giglio, L, Chen, Y, van der Werf, GR, Kasibhatla, PS, DeFries, RS, Collatz, GJ, Hantson, S, Kloster, S, Bachelet, D, Forrest, M, Lasslop, G, Li, F, Mangeon, S, Melton, JR, Yue, C, and Randerson, JT. "A human-driven decline in global burned area." Science (New York, N.Y.) 356, no. 6345 (June 2017): 1356-1362.
Austin, KG, Lee, ME, Clark, C, Forester, BR, Urban, DL, White, L, Kasibhatla, PS, and Poulsen, JR. "An assessment of high carbon stock and high conservation value approaches to sustainable oil palm cultivation in Gabon." Environmental Research Letters 12, no. 1 (January 5, 2017): 014005-014005.
van der Werf, GR, Randerson, JT, Giglio, L, van Leeuwen, TT, Chen, Y, Rogers, BM, Mu, M, van Marle, MJE, Morton, DC, Collatz, GJ, Yokelson, RJ, and Kasibhatla, PS. "Global fire emissions estimates during 1997–2016." Earth System Science Data 9, no. 2 (2017): 697-720.
Silva, SJ, Heald, CL, Geddes, JA, Austin, KG, Kasibhatla, PS, and Marlier, ME. "Impacts of current and projected oil palm plantation expansion on air quality over Southeast Asia." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16, no. 16 (2016): 10621-10635.
(97-0848) A Theoretical Investigation of the Coupled Aerosol/Climate System Using the NOAA/GFOL SKYHI General Circulatio awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A Theoretical Investigation of the Coupled Aerosol awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(98-0417) Request for Partial Support for the Workshop on Inverse Modeling awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(97-0356) A Study of Carbon Monoxide Using Trace Constituent Data Assimilation: A New Approach in Global Tropospheric Ch awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 739: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change (ENVIRON 739: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change)
ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar (ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects)
area(s) of expertiseBiogeochemistry Climate Change Environmental Chemistry Advisor: ENV Doctoral Program
Room 5114, Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Durham, NC 27708-0328
Ph.D., University of Kentucky at Lexington (1988)
M.S., University of Kentucky at Lexington (1984)
B.S., University of Bombay, St. Xavier College (1982)