This article, published December 21, 2021, continues Climate.gov’s series of interviews with current and former fellows in the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program about the nature of their NOAA-funded research and what career and education highlights preceded and followed it.
Over the past 30 years, the Postdoctoral Program—funded by the NOAA Climate Program Office—has hosted over 200 fellows. The Program’s purpose is to help create and train the next generation of researchers in climate science. Appointed fellows are hosted by mentoring scientists at U.S. universities and research institutions.
This interview is with Ariane Arias-Ortiz, a recent NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021) at University of California Berkeley’s Biometeorology Lab. Ariane studies carbon storage in coastal saltwater and freshwater wetlands. Her work holds significant, immediate implications for reducing global carbon emissions through wetlands restoration. Her field work in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has attracted local media attention. She recently completed her NOAA postdoc and is staying at Berkeley to continue her studies.
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