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Michael Keller

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 233-300

Pasadena, CA 91109





Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Carbon Cycle And Ecosystems


Michael is a distinguished visiting scientist at JPL.


  • Ph.D. 1990. Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University.
  • A.B. summa cum laude, 1982. Harvard College. Department of Geology.

Professional Experience

  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2016 - present
  • Visiting Scientist, EMBRAPA, Campinas, Brazil, 2011- present
  • Chief of Science, NEON Inc., 2007-2010
  • Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo, 2006 - 2007
  • Affiliate Professor, University of New Hampshire, 1997 -
  • Research Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USFS, 1992 - present

Research Interests

  • Tropical forest biogeochemistry and ecology.
  • Tropical forest degradation and land use change.

Selected Awards

  • Corresponding Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences 2017
  • Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science, 2014

Selected Publications

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