Hi, I’m Baird. As of early 2019, I work full-time as an Associate Editor at Nature Climate Change in the NYC office, where I handle manuscripts on the physical climate system.
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I’m a climate scientist and most recently worked as a postdoc in the UC Irvine Department of Earth System Science. I studied land-atmosphere interactions as a joint member of the Pritchard and Randerson research groups. More specifically, I was interested in how tropical forests respond to different types of land surface and environmental change, including increased carbon dioxide concentrations and deforestation, and how these changes affect the overlying atmosphere.
More broadly, my academic research career was motivated by the goal of understanding and improving Earth system models so that they can be used to make better predictions of climate change and its societal impacts.