Gil Bohrer Joins the Environmental System Science Team as IPA Program Manager

Gil Bohrer

DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research program is pleased to welcome Gil Bohrer to the Environmental System Science team as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program manager.

Gil has been at the Ohio State University for the past 15 years, where he is a professor of environmental engineering. His research focuses on ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases (GHG) and water vapor. He combines observations (using the eddy-covariance method and other point measurements of GHG fluxes) and modeling to understand how small-scale ecosystem heterogeneity and diversity affect the magnitude and resilience of ecosystem fluxes.

His recent research projects include observational sites in freshwater and coastal wetlands in Ohio and Louisiana, forests in Michigan, and agricultural orchards. His research was supported by DOE, the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Gil also works on developing data analysis tools for interpreting remote-sensing observations of ecosystem heterogeneity, particularly for wildlife management. He completed a master’s degree in ecology at Ben Gurion University in Israel and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering at Duke University and held a postdoctoral position at The Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Gil is an associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research–Biogeosciences. In addition to organizing many conference sessions and workshops, Gil served as an organizing committee member for the American Ecological Engineering Society’s annual meeting in Columbus and the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting for his flux site at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Gil was a member of the editorial team for the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. He also served on DOE’s ESS-DIVE Archive Partnership Board; the National Ecological Observatory Network’s Surface Atmosphere Exchange Technical Working Group; and NASA’s Biological Diversity and Ecological Forecasting Working Group, during which he co-authored the group’s 2022 report. Gil has also served as a review panelist for various programs at DOE, NSF, and NASA.