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Dr. KAPLAN, Jed Oliver

Dr. KAPLAN, Jed Oliver

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 3917 1456
  • Room 330, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching area

  • Climatology
  • Environmental modeling
  • Global Environmental Change

Research Interest

  • Human-environment interactions
  • Paleoenvironmental change
  • Regional climate and land-atmosphere interactions Land use and anthropogenic land cover change


  • Pfeiffer, M., Spessa, A., & Kaplan, J. O. (2013). A model for global biomass burning in preindustrial time: LPJ-LMfire (v1.0). Geoscientific Model Development, 6(3), 643-685. doi:10.5194/gmd-6-643-2013
  • Kaplan, J. O., Krumhardt, K. M., Ellis, E. C., Ruddiman, W. F., Lemmen, C., & Goldewijk, K. K. (2011). Holocene carbon emissions as a result of anthropogenic land cover change. Holocene, 21(5), 775-791. doi:10.1177/0959683610386983
  • Kaplan, J. O., Krumhardt, K. M., & Zimmermann, N. (2009). The prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28(27-28), 3016-3034. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.09.028
  • Kaplan, J. O., Folberth, G., & Hauglustaine, D. A. (2006). Role of methane and biogenic volatile organic compound sources in late glacial and Holocene fluctuations of atmospheric methane concentrations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20(2). doi:10.1029/2005gb002590
  • Kaplan, J. O., Bigelow, N. H., Prentice, I. C., Harrison, S. P., Bartlein, P. J., Christensen, T. R., Cramer, W., Matveyeva, N. V., McGuire, A. D., Murray, D. F., Razzhivin, V. Y., Smith, B., Walker, D. A., Anderson, P. M., Andreev, A. A., Brubaker, L. B., Edwards, M. E., & Lozhkin, A. V. (2003). Climate change and Arctic ecosystems: 2. Modeling, paleodata-model comparisons, and future projections. J Geophys Res-Atmos, 108(D19). doi:10.1029/2002jd002559

Awards and Honors

  • European Research Council grantee 2012-2018