Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA)’s Staff Scientist Robinson Negron-Juarez is going to receive an honorary degree from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon in July. Negron-Juarez has been a part of EESA since 2013, and has been making significant contributions to the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments – Tropics project. He also created the Wildfire Research Element at EESA. His research aims to understand the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate conditions. Due to his work on understanding windthrow variability in the Central Amazons, his research on the vulnerability of forests due to severe storm conditions, and his use of Landsat imagery to detect treefall gaps, he has been recognized by the National University of the Peruvian Amazon for his research efforts. When Negron-Juarez isn’t continuing his contributions to the NGEE-Tropics project through his research on deep convection and extreme rainfall events on forestry dynamics, he’s supporting and encouraging indigenous scientists. We applaud his dedication to uplifting his fellow scientists, asking questions few think to ask, and his tireless efforts to discover the truth. Read more about Robinson’s research and this award from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon here.
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