About Andrew J Oliphant


(415) 405-2143



College of Science and Engineering


HSS Building (HSS)



At SF State Since:

August 2002


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Greetings! My teaching and research field within the Dept. of Geography & Environment is Climatology, the study of our climate system, in scales ranging from microclimates of ecosystems and cities to global climate change. My research focusses on interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, particularly carbon and water cycling and surface microclimates.  The methods or this study primarily involves field-based observations using micrometeorological methods and has included a diverse range of field sites from the Antarctic Dry Valleys to a central Iranian desert, although has primarily focused on natural and managed ecosystems, inclduing in urban environments. Current projects include mountain meadow carbon cycling in response to hydrologic restoration, monitoring GHG emissions from agricultural healthy soils practices, and ongoing projects on urban and microclimates of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Please find links to

Research in the Bioclimate Lab

Courses I teach in Environmetal Science and Geography

the Northern California weather resources page