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  • Poindexter, C., D.D. Baldocchi, J.H. Matthes, S.H. Knox and E.A. Variano. 2016. The contribution of an overlooked transport process to a wetland’s methane emissions. Geophysical Research Letters 43.

  • Tse, I., C. Poindexter and E. Variano. 2016. Wind-driven water motions in wetlands with emergent vegetation. Water Resources Research 52: 2571-2581.

  • Pastorello, G., D. Agarwal, T. Samak, C. Poindexter, B. Faybishenko, D. Gunter, R. Hollowgrass, D. Papale, C. Trotta and A. Ribeca. 2014. Observational Data Patterns for Time Series Data Quality Assessment. 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on E-Science 1: 271-278.

  • Poindexter, C. and E. Variano. 2013. Gas exchange in wetlands with emergent vegetation: The effects of wind and thermal convection at the air-water interface. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118: 1297-1306.

  • Poindexter, C., P.J. Russello and E.A. Variano. 2011. Acoustic Doppler velocimeter-induced acoustic streaming and its implications for measurement. Experiments in Fluids 50: 1429-1442.

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Educational Background

  • 2014 – PhD, University of California, Berkeley (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

  • 2009 – MS, University of California, Berkeley (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

  • 2002 – BS, Stanford University (Civil Engineering)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2015 - Present – Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento

  • 2014 - 2015 – AmeriFlux Carbon Flux Data Processing Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 2002 - 2007 – Water Resources Engineer, Stetson Engineers

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