Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Beth A. Drewniak
Earth Scientist
Climate & Earth System Science Department
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Current Role
Computational Associate, Atmospheric Modeling, Atmospheric Science and Climate Research.
Model development related to land surface and emissions, focusing on biogeochemical cycles in agricultural systems.
Career Highlights
  • Model developer: Integration of agricultural management practices (maize, soybean, and spring wheat crop types) into the Community Land Model (CLM); investigating the impact of farming practices on soil organic carbon, including residue management, fertilizer use, and land cover change; developing the agriculture model in the Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) including dynamic root profiles and bioenergy crops.
  • Modeler: Evaluation of climate influences on land cover and biogenic volatile organic carbon emissions from vegetation and nitrogen oxides from soil, with a modified version of the dynamic vegetation model Agro-IBIS; estimation of spatial changes in isoprene emissions from a new plant species distribution in northern U.S. forests, with the Global Biosphere Emissions and Interactions System (GloBEIS) model.
  • Federal agency support: Assistance with air quality compliance requirements, especially for greenhouse gas emissions inventories and criteria pollutants.