James T Randerson

James T Randerson
3222 Samueli Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Earth System Science
(949) 824-9030
Professor of Earth System Science
Chancellor's Professor of Earth System Science

Professor Randerson's research focuses on understanding global change and disturbance dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems. He uses remote sensing data, carbon dioxide observations and Earth system models to study interactions between human activity, ecosystem processes and climate.

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Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998, Biological Sciences

B.S., Stanford University, 1992, Chemistry

Randerson studies climate change, and also wildfires. “I am currently working on a proposal for NASA to build a constellation of cubesats to detect wildfires and measure their rate of spread,” said Randerson. The work could help save lives, he explained.