Paul Szejner PhD.
I am a forest ecologist, I use stable isotopes in tree rings to study the relationships between plant physiology and environmental changes. I am interested in the mechanisms driving carbon and water fluxes on forested regions from seasonal to centennial scales.
Forest Ecology - Biogeochemistry - Ecophysiology - Dendrochronology - Geosciences
My research builds upon advances in biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, dendroclimatology, and plant physiology. Using these disciplines, I combine time-series analysis with mechanistic modeling to interpret ecophysiological changes over time.
I use and collect data to condition models and organize general patterns that can explain Land-Ocean-Atmosphere interactions. Thus, I go back and forth between empiricism and theory, crossing scales ranging from cellular to global to understand tree-environment interactions. Throughout my research experience, I have developed the capacity to consolidate and establish large datasets that are useful to test hypotheses and bridge our understanding related to the effects of global changes from the plant to the continental scales.