Darren Drewry

Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
CAPS Member

Darren Drewry's research focuses on understanding the interactions of terrestrial vegetation with climate, and the associated implications for ecological and hydrological resources, land-atmosphere interactions, and biodiversity. His research approach is centered on the development and application of detailed simulation models of the coupled atmosphere-vegetation-soil system, the use of remote and in-situ sensors to characterize terrestrial vegetation, and the fusion of models and observations into holistic prediction systems.

Prior to coming to OSU, Darren spent several years as a Research Scientist in the Earth Science Division of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Darren's diverse academic background includes a B.S. in Physics from Virginia Tech, a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, where he was a NASA Global Change Graduate Student Fellow. He has performed post-doctoral research in the Hydrosystems Laboratory of the University of Illinois, and at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry as a National Science Foundation International Research Fellow. Following his undergraduate work Darren spent two years in Mauritania, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he worked on rural agricultural and water resources projects, and developed a strong interest in Africa and its response to climate and land use changes.

Areas of Expertise
  • Vegetation biophysical simulation and modeling
  • Terrestrial Remote Sensing
  • Ecohydrology
  • Data Assimilation

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