ISAM estimated net exchange of carbon associated with cropland changes during the 1980’s.
From Jain and Yang (2005),
Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Prospective Students

I anticipate accepting ONE to TWO graduate students in Fall 2017. If you are interested in my research group to pursue MS/Ph.D. research, please feel free to contact me at jain1 at illinois dot edu.  I am seeking graduate student to work on one of the following projects:

(1) Investigating the interactions between biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes in the northern high latitudes using an earth system model (ESM). In particular, this project aims at improving our understanding how the Earth’s climate, biogeochemical and biogeophysical systems, interact together with environmental factors (e.g., climate change, CO2 and land use change) in norther high latitudes over decadal to century time scales.

(2) Investigating the effects of large scale production of biofuel energy crops and conventional food crops on climate. The specific objectives are to use an ESM to quantify the crop yields of energy crops and conventional crops and their implications for greenhouse gas emissions, water use, as well global climate.

(3) Investigating the major land cover and land use change (LCLUC) activities using historical LCLUC data sets derived from remote sensing and inventory data, socioeconomic and technological drivers of LCLUC and the triggers that influence these drivers, and effects of LCLUC on carbon and nitrogen dynamics.

The details regarding requirements for MS/Ph.D. admissions can be found at:

The deadline for submitting the application for the Fall admission is January 15, 2017.