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Ethan Butler

Ethan has studied the natural world through a wide range of lenses. His undergraduate background is in physics, and his doctorate is from a physical climate science research group, but his published work all revolves around plants. His dissertation focused on how US maize has been adapted to local environments and looks towards adapting the food system to a hotter future. Currently he continues to work on agricultural systems with GLI but he has also expanded into wild ecosystems through an analysis of how plant functional traits can be used to improve predictions of the global land surface under a changing climate.

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