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Dr. Dimitris Herrera

Specialties: hydroclimate variability and change, climate change impacts, tropics
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Dimitris is a climate scientist interested in tropical hydroclimate variability during the last millennia. His research aims to understand how climate change might increase drought risk in the Tropical Americas, especially in the Caribbean and Central America. Dimitris is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. His current research focuses on hydroclimate variability and dynamics in the Tropical Americas and how climate change might increase drought risk in this region.

Research Interests

  • Tropical hydroclimate variability & atmospheric dynamics
  • Climate change & food security
  • Global and regional climate modeling
  • Human-environment interactions & water resources
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Aerosols and hydroclimate variability
  • Seasonal drought forecasting

Contact Information

Dr. Dimitris A. Herrera
Ph.D., Cornell University
Assistant Professor
313 Burchfiel Geography Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0925
Email: dherrer3@utk.edu