My research focus is on improving our understanding of important ecosystem processes such as gross production in response to changes in temperature and water cycle.
PhD of Systems Ecology, University of Montana, USA
MA of Environmental Planning and Management, University of Tehran, Iran
BA of Natural Resource Engineering-Environment, University of Allame Mohades Noori, Iran
Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montana
Research Scientist, University of Montana
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Montana
Terrestrial ecosystem productivity modeling
Species-climate interactions and habitat modeling
Madani, N., Kimball, J. S., Parazoo, N., Ballantyne, A., Tagesson, T., Jones, L., et al. (2020). Below-surface water mediates the response of African forests to reduced rainfall. Environmental Research Letters.
Liu Z, Kimball J S, Parazoo N C, Ballantyne A P, Wang W J, Madani N, Pan C G, Watts J D, Reichle R H, Sonnentag O, Marsh P, Hurkuck M, Helbig M, Quinton W L, Zona D, Ueyama M, Kobayashi H and Euskirchen E S. (2019). Increased high-latitude photosynthetic carbon gain during an anomalously warm spring offset by respiration carbon loss during preceding winter R Glob. Chang. Biol. 1-15
Natali S M, Watts J D, Rogers B M, Potter S, Ludwig S M, Selbmann A K, Sullivan P F, Abbott B W, Arndt K A, Birch L, Björkman M P, Bloom A A, Celis G, Christensen T R, Christiansen C T, Madani N, et al. (2019). Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region Nat. Clim. Chang. 9 852-7.
Madani, N., J.S. Kimball, A. P. Ballantyne, D. L.R. Affleck, P. M. van Bodegom, P. B. Reich, J.Kattge, A. Sala, M. Nazeri, M. O. Jones, M. Zhao, S. W. Running. (2018). Future global productivity will be affected by plant trait response to climate. Nature Scientific Reports, 18.
Madani, N., J. S. Kimball, S. W. Running. (2017). Improving global gross primary productivity estimates by computing optimal light use efficiency using flux tower data. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 122.
Jones, L., Kimball, J., Reichle, R., Madani, N., Glassy, J., Ardizzone, J. et al. (2017). The SMAP Level 4 Carbon Product for Monitoring Ecosystem Land-Atmosphere CO2 Exchange. IEEE Trans. 99.
M. Fonseca, L. Anderson, E. Arai, Y. Shimabukuro, H. Xaud, M. Xaud, N. Madani, F. Wagner, L. Arag ão. (2017). Climatic and anthropogenic drivers of northern Amazon fires during the 2015/2016 El Niño event. Ecological Applications. 1628. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1628
Madani, N., J. S. Kimball, D. L. R. Affleck, J. Kattge, J. Graham, P. M. van Bodegom, P. B. Reich, and S. W. Running (2014). Improving ecosystem productivity modeling through spatially explicit estimation of optimal light use efficiency, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 119 (9).