Prasad S Kasibhatla

Kasibhatla

Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

The overarching theme of my research is to develop a fundamental and quantitative understanding of the factors that determine the chemical composition of the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in delineating natural and anthropogenic impacts on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and in exploring the potential for these impacts to affect natural ecosystems. My research involves the use of numerical models in conjunction with remote and insitu measurements of atmospheric composition.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Room 5114, Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-8075
  • Email Address: psk9@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Kentucky at Lexington, 1988
  • M.S. University of Kentucky at Lexington, 1984
  • B.S. University of Bombay, St. Xavier College, 1982

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry, Regional and Global Modeling and Atmospheric chemical data analysis

Courses Taught

  • CEE 665: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change
  • ENVIRON 89S: First-Year Seminar
  • ENVIRON 239: Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change
  • ENVIRON 393: Research Independent Study
  • ENVIRON 529: Our Changing Atmosphere: From Air Pollution to Climate Change
  • ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects
  • ENVIRON 739: Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change
  • ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar
  • ENVIRON 899: Master's Project
  • ENVIRON 979: DEL: The Science of Climate Change
  • ENVIRON 997: Duke Environmental Leadership: Independent Studies and Projects
  • EOS 239: Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry: From Air Pollution to Climate Change

Representative Publications

  • Austin, KG; Harris, NL; Wijaya, A; Murdiyarso, D; Harvey, T; Stolle, F; Kasibhatla, PS, A review of land-based greenhouse gas flux estimates in Indonesia, Environmental Research Letters, vol 13 no. 5 (2018), pp. 055003-055003 [10.1088/1748-9326/aab531] [abs].
  • Austin, KG; Mosnier, A; Pirker, J; McCallum, I; Fritz, S; Kasibhatla, PS, Shifting patterns of oil palm driven deforestation in Indonesia and implications for zero-deforestation commitments, Land Use Policy, vol 69 (2017), pp. 41-48 [10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.08.036] [abs].
  • Andela, N; Morton, DC; Giglio, L; Chen, Y; van der Werf, GR; Kasibhatla, PS; DeFries, RS; Collatz, GJ; Hantson, S; Kloster, S; Bachelet, D; Forrest, M; Lasslop, G; Li, F; Mangeon, S; Melton, JR; Yue, C; Randerson, JT, A human-driven decline in global burned area., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol 356 no. 6345 (2017), pp. 1356-1362 [10.1126/science.aal4108] [abs].
  • Austin, KG; Lee, ME; Clark, C; Forester, BR; Urban, DL; White, L; Kasibhatla, PS; Poulsen, JR, An assessment of high carbon stock and high conservation value approaches to sustainable oil palm cultivation in Gabon, Environmental Research Letters, vol 12 no. 1 (2017), pp. 014005-014005 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa5437] [abs].
  • Austin, KG; Kasibhatla, PS; Urban, DL; Stolle, F; Vincent, J, Reconciling oil palm expansion and climate change mitigation in Kalimantan, Indonesia., Plos One, vol 10 no. 5 (2015) [10.1371/journal.pone.0127963] [abs].