Carl Bernacchi

| | University of Illinois, USDA/ARS

Carl Bernacchi is a professor at the University of Illinois and Research Plant Physiologist with the USDA/ARS.  He runs a research group at the University of Illinois, which attempts to understand the impacts of climatic change on Midwest crop species and climate and land-use changes on biogeochemical cycles. He received his MS from the Bradley University and went on to receive his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. Carl's research addressed the feedbacks between vegetation and climate in a changing environment using in-field experiments and modeling from leaf- to ecosystem-scales. His work addresses many issues related to global change, including rising CO2, rising tropospheric O3, increasing temperatures, drought, and land-use change.