Max Planck Gesellschaft


Santiago Botia
PhD candidate

Research Focus:

The Amazon rainforest plays an important role in the Carbon Cycle. Carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide are important chemical species that circulate between the forest and the atmosphere. My research aims to understand the spatial and temporal variability of the sources and sinks of these gases using data from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) and high resolution atmospheric modeling.

Research Interests:

  • Atmospheric and earth system modeling
  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Amazon carbon cycle
  • Remote sensing

Current Projects:

PhD Project: Mesoscale atmospheric modeling of grenhouse gas exchange in the Amazon basin.

Academic Background:

  • 2018.01 - present PhD Student at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
  • 2017.10.16 - 2017.10.21 Workshop Amazonia and Climate Change
  • 2017.05 - 2017.08 Research Intern. Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI). SiF Retrieval from GOME-2
  • 2015.09 - 2017.08 MSc Environmental Sciences. Wageningen University, NL. Major in Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry.
  • 2015.02 - 2015.06 Ocean and Climate semester program. Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, USA.
  • 2007.08 - 2013.08 Environmental Engineering. Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
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