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George R. Hendrey
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: (718) 997-3325
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Aquatic Ecology, University of Washington, 1973
Research Interests: Climate change impacts on ecosystems
George Hendrey is currently Distinguished Professor, ESA-Certified Senior Ecologist, Director and Chair of the School of Earth and Environmental Science. He takes an engineering perspective into environmental research. Most recently, working with C. Yi, he established two tall, instrumented towers for eddy-covariance and vertical profile measurements in the Black Rock Forest of NY to study fluxes of CO2, H2O and energy in a forest ecosystem. He has worked on limnological consequences of acid deposition and established multi-investigator limnology field labs in Norway, and the Adirondack Mountains of NY. Hendrey was Head of the Earth Systems Sciences Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he envisioned and led development of Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) technology that controlled the atmospheric concentration of CO2 in forest plots of hundreds of square meters with no walls or other containment. He coordinated activities of dozens of scientists working in the FACE facilities. George has authored or co-authored over 135 peer-reviewed publications, and 156 other contributions to science. As VP and CTO of COAWAY LLC he has been working on an industrial method for direct extraction of atmospheric CO2, a process that was selected as one of the finalists in the Virgin Earth Challenge.

Recent Publications:
Yi C, Rustic G, Xu X, Wang J, Dookie A, Wei S, Hendrey G, Ricciuto D, Meyers T, Nagy Z, Pinter K. 2012. Climate extremes and grassland potential productivity. Environmental Research Letters 3:035703.

Yi C, Ricciuto, Hendrey GR. 2013 Biome Q10 and dryness. American Journal of Climate Change 2: 292-295.

Suhua Wei, Chuixiang Yi, George Hendrey, Timothy Eaton, Gerald Rustic, Shaoqiang Wang, Heping Liu, Nir Y Krakauer, Weiguo Wang, Ankur R Desai, Leonardo Montagnani, Kyaw Tha Paw U, Matthias Falk, Andrew Black, Christian Bernhofer, Thomas Gr├╝nwald, Tuomas Laurila, Alessandro Cescatti, Eddy Moors, Rosvel Bracho and Riccardo Valentini. 2014. Data-based perfect-deficit approach to understanding climate extremes and forest carbon assimilation capacity. Environ. Res. Lett. 9.

Talhelm Alan F., Kurt S. Pregitzer, Mark E. Kubiske, Donald R. Zak, Courtney E. Campany, Andrew J. Burton, Richard E. Dickson, George R. Hendrey, J. G. Isebrands, Keith F. Lewin, John Nagy and David F. Karnosky 2014. Elevated carbon dioxide and ozone alter productivity and ecosystem carbon content in northern temperate forests. Global Change Biology 20 (8):2492-2504 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12564.100.

Yi C, Wei S, Hendrey G. 2014. Warming climate extends dryness-controlled areas of terrestrial carbon sequestration. Science Reports 4, 5472; DOI:10.1038/srep04572 (2014).