Kimberly Novick is an environmental scientist who joined the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs faculty in 2012. Her work combines principles from biometeorology, plant physiology and hydrology.
Her research interests include biophysical determinants of ecosystem carbon uptake and water use, advancing biometeorological observation approaches, and exploring tradeoffs between tree growth, drought sensitivity and resistance to insect outbreak. Novick has investigated how drought affects a range of forest processes; her research is focused on fingerprinting the biophysical mechanisms that determine ecosystem-scale carbon and water cycle fluxes.
Novick runs a dynamic lab with her students, with research taking place at a range of field research sites.
Areas of Expertise
Forest ecology, ecosystem carbon and water cycling, biometeorology.