Curtis Deutsch

Professor of Geosciences
Climate impacts on ecosystems and biogeochemistry
High Meadows Environmental Institute
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Curtis Deutsch is a professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). His work focuses on understanding interactions between climate, ecosystems, and biogeochemistry. He combines mathematical models with diverse streams of biological and physical data to discover the ways in which climate produces spatial pattern and temporal variability in ecosystems and their impacts on the chemical environment. Most of this work has focused on how the ocean produces, transports, and recycles the nutrients and oxygen that sustain its plant, animal and microbial ecosystems, over a range of time scales from years to millennia. He also works with terrestrial ecologists to understand how climate influences the patterns of thermal fitness, and their implications for biodiversity and biogeography in a changing climate.