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Patrick Keys

Welcome to my research page! I am currently a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University), and I am advised by Dr. Line Gordon. However, I spend most of my time in Fort Collins, sitting within Dr. Scott Denning’s Biocycle research group.

My PhD research aims to understand the dynamics between sources and sinks of atmospheric moisture, particularly how terrestrial evaporation is related to downwind, terrestrial precipitation. Work from a pilot study was published last year in Biogeoscences (Keys et al. 2012).

My full professional page can be found here. 

Here is a short video describing my topic of study.


Currently, I’m working on a number of sub-projects:
1. The variability of source-sink relationships, particularly for dryland regions.
2. Precipitationshed boundary definition
3. Moisture recycling dependence
4. Drought-induced conflict.

If you have questions please feel free to get in touch!