I am a Natural Environment Research Council Independent Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. I work on several areas of greenhouse gas emissions estimation. My main research areas are in:
1. understanding how and why methane concentrations in the atmosphere exhibit large year-to-year changes. I use terrestrial and atmospheric models to simulate sources and sinks of methane from terrestrial systems and assess how these may influence what is observed in the atmosphere. I also am interested in understanding how observations such as isotopologes of greenhouse gases can be used in models for source attribution.
2. using novel inverse modeling strategies to “work backward” to quantify emissions of these gases using the data collected from surface stations, aircraft and satellites.
3. understanding the effects of agriculture on greenhouse gases. I am interested in the influence of agriculture on methane and nitrous oxide emissions, particularly for South Asia’s emissions of these gases from rice paddies and fertilizers.
4. conducting measurement programs to collect data from critical source regions in the world.
Contact: anita (dot) ganesan (at) bristol (dot) ac (dot) uk