Gordon Bonan

Gordon Bonan

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)


  • PhD: Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1988

Contact Information

(Office) 303 497-1613

Research Interests

My research examines the interactions of terrestrial ecosystems with climate. This research integrates ecological, biogeochemical, hydrological, and atmospheric sciences to study terrestrial ecosystems, their responses to climate change, feedbacks that amplify or mitigate climate change, and human perturbations in land cover, land use, and ecosystem functions that alter climate. I specialize in the development of and experimentation with coupled models of Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere system.