Environmental Physics
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Nicolas Gruber


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Sarmiento & Gruber, 2006
Princeton University Press

(available from the PUP website)

Cloth | June 2006

ISBN: 0-691-01707-7

$75.00 / £48.95

526 pp. | 8 x 11
16 color plates.
102 halftones.
178 line illus.
62 tables.

Nicolas Gruber

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber
Inst.f.Biogeochemie u.Schadstoffdynamik
CHN E 31.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 03 52
Fax: +41 44 632 16 91

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Dipl. Umweltnaturwissenschafter, ETH Zürich, 1993
Dr. phil. II , University of Bern, 1997

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Research Interests

My research interests are the study of biogeochemical cycles on regional to global scales and on timescales from months to millenia with a particular focus on the interaction of these cycles with Earth's climate system. The goal is to better understand the physical, chemical and biological processes that control these elemental cycles and to be able to make predictions for the future, particularly with regard to the global carbon cycle.

My primary research tools are the interpretation and analysis of observational data coupled with the use of models ranging in complexity from simple box models to general circulation models. My research and that of my group currently focuses on the following aspects:

Please find additional information about my research activities as well as those of my group in the research section.


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A few representative publications:


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Outreach Activities

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