about me

I study the terrestrial carbon cycle using carbon isotopes (14C and 13C).
I am interested in how large scale changes such as climate change, nitrogen deposition, and changing vegetation affect terrestrial reservoirs of carbon.  Most of my work focuses on fluxes of carbon dioxide from soil to the atmosphere.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at UC Irvine under Professor Susan Trumbore.  Since Sue's move to the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, I split my time between Jena, Germany and Irvine.


Francesca Hopkins                                          Francesca Hopkins
University of California, Irvine                            Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie
Department of Earth System Science                Biogeochemical Processes           
2222 Croul Hall                                                  P.O. Box 10 01 64
Irvine, CA 92697-3100                                       D07701 Jena, Germany

(949) 824-5755                                                  +49 1724 7260 19
(949) 824-3444                                                  skype francescahopkins

                                                                                Francesca Hopkins
fhopkins at uci dot edu