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Kate Calvin

Integrated Modeling & Energy
Scientist

Biography

Kate Calvin is a research economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on model development and scenario analysis with the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM), JGCRI's integrated assessment model. Her recent work has examined the influence of bioenergy on land-use, the impact of climate change on agricultural production, the implications of delayed participation in climate stabilization scenarios, and the influence of second best policies on environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency.

Research Interests

  • Bioenergy and land-use
  • Climate change impacts
  • International climate policy

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., , Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Bond-Lamberty B, A Rocha, KV Calvin, B Holmes, C Wang, and ML Goulden. 2014. "Disturbance legacies and climate jointly drive tree growth and mortality in an intensively studied boreal forest." Global Change Biology 20(1):216-227.  doi:10.1111/gcb.12404
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, V Chaturvedi, MA Wise, PL Patel, J Eom, KV Calvin, RH Moss, and SH Kim. 2014. "LONG-TERM GLOBAL WATER USE PROJECTIONS USING SIX SOCIOECONOMIC SCENARIOS IN AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODELING FRAMEWORK." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 81:205-226.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.05.006
  • Kyle GP, C Mueller, KV Calvin, and AM Thomson. 2014. "Meeting the Radiative Forcing Targets of the Representative Concentration Pathways in a World with Agricultural Climate Impacts." Earths Future 2(2):83-98.  doi:10.1002/2013EF000199
  • Nelson G, D van der Mensbrugghe, H Ahammad, E Blanc, KV Calvin, T Hasegawa, P Havlik, E Heyhoe, GP Kyle, H Lotze-Campen, M von Lampe, D Mason d'Croz, H van Meijl, C Mueller, JM Reilly, R Robertson, R Sands, C Schmitz, A Tabeau, K Takahashi, H Valin, and D Willenbockel. 2014. "Agriculture and Climate Change in Global Scenarios: Why Don't the Models Agree." Agricultural Economics 45(1):85-101.  doi:10.1111/agec.12091
  • Robinson S, H van Meijl, D Willenbockel, H Valin, S Fujimori, T Masui, R Sands, MA Wise, KV Calvin, P Havlik, D Mason d'Croz, A Tabeau, A Kavallari, C Schmitz, JP Dietrich, and M von Lampe. 2014. "Comparing Supply-Side Specifications in Models of Global Agriculture and the Food System." Agricultural Economics 45(1):21-35.  doi:10.1111/agec.12087
  • Thomson AM, GP Kyle, X Zhang, V Bandaru, TO West, MA Wise, RC Izaurralde, and KV Calvin. 2014. "The contribution of future agricultural trends in the US Midwest to global climate change mitigation." Global Environmental Change 24:143-154.  doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.11.019
  • Wise MA, JJ Dooley, P Luckow, KV Calvin, and GP Kyle. 2014. "Agriculture, Land Use, Energy and Carbon Emission Impacts of Global Biofuel Mandates to Mid-Century." Applied Energy 114:763-773.  doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.08.042

2013

  • Calvin KV, MA Wise, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GP Kyle, PW Luckow, and AM Thomson. 2013. "Implications of simultaneously mitigating and adapting to climate change: Initial experiments using GCAM." Climatic Change 117(3):545-560.  doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0650-y
  • Chaturvedi V, MI Hejazi, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, MA Wise, and KV Calvin. 2013. Climate policy implications for agricultural water demandPNNL-22356, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Edmonds JA, PW Luckow, KV Calvin, MA Wise, JJ Dooley, GP Kyle, SH Kim, PL Patel, and LE Clarke. 2013. "Can Radiative Forcing Be Limited to 2.6 Wm-2 Without Negative Emissions From Bioenergy AND CO2 Capture and Storage?" Climatic Change 118(1):29-43.  doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0678-z
  • Eom J, RH Moss, JA Edmonds, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, R Kopp, GP Kyle, PW Luckow, PL Patel, AM Thomson, MA Wise, and Y Zhou. 2013. "Scenarios of Future Socio-Economics, Energy, Land Use, and Radiative Forcing." In Engineering Response to Climate Change, 2nd Ed., ed. RG Watts, pp. 81-138  CRC Press Inc, Boca Raton, FL. 
  • Jones AD, WD Collins, JA Edmonds, MS Torn, AC Janetos, KV Calvin, AM Thomson, LM Chini, J Mao, X Shi, P Thornton, G Hurtt, and MA Wise. 2013. "Greenhouse gas policy influences climate via direct effects of land-use change." Journal of Climate 26(11):3657-3670.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00377.1
  • Le Page YLB, G Hurtt, AM Thomson, B Bond-Lamberty, PL Patel, MA Wise, KV Calvin, GP Kyle, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and AC Janetos. 2013. "Sensitivity of climate mitigation strategies to natural disturbances." Environmental Research Letters 8(1):Article No. 015018.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015018

2012

  • Calvin KV, AA Fawcett, and K Jiang. 2012. "COMPARING MODEL RESULTS TO NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY GOALS: RESULTS FROM THE ASIA MODELING EXERCISE." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 3):S306-S315.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.03.008
  • Calvin KV, LE Clarke, V Krey, GJ Blanford, K Jiang, M Kainuma, E Kriegler, G Luderer, and PR Shukla. 2012. "The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 3):S251-S260.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.09.003
  • Edmonds JA, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, and MA Wise. 2012. "Energy and technology lessons since Rio." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 1):S7-S14.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.08.037
  • Edmonds JA, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, AC Janetos, SH Kim, MA Wise, and HC McJeon. 2012. "Integrated Assessment Modeling." In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, ed. RA Meyers, pp. 5398-5428.  Springer , New York, NY. 
  • Eom J, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, SH Kim, R Kopp, GP Kyle, P Luckow, RH Moss, PL Patel, and MA Wise. 2012. "Exploring the Future Role of Asia Utilizing A Scenario Matrix Architecture and Shared Socio-Ecosystem Pathways." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 3):S325-S338.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.03.012

2011

  • Dooley JJ, and KV Calvin. 2011. "Temporal and Spatial Deployment of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Technologies across the Representative Concentration Pathways." In 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, September 19-23, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Energy Procedia, vol. 4, ed. J Gale, C Hendriks and W Turkenberg, pp. 5845-5852.  Elsevier, London, United Kingdom.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.583
  • Kyle GP, P Luckow, KV Calvin, WR Emanuel, M Nathan, and Y Zhou. 2011. GCAM 3.0 Agriculture and Land Use: Data Sources and MethodsPNNL-21025, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Meinshausen M, SJ Smith, KV Calvin, JS Daniel, M Kainuma, JF Lamarque, K Matsumoto, S Montzka, S Raper, K Riahi, AM Thomson, GJM Velders, and D Van Vuuren. 2011. "The RCP Greenhouse Gas Concentrations and their Extensions from 1765 to 2300." Climatic Change 109(1-2):213-241.  doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0156-z
  • Thomson AM, KV Calvin, SJ Smith, GP Kyle, AC Volke, PL Patel, S Delgado Arias, B Bond-Lamberty, MA Wise, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2011. "RCP4.5: A Pathway for Stabilization of Radiative Forcing by 2100." Climatic Change 109(1-2):77-94.  doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0151-4

2010

  • Calvin KV, and AM Thomson. 2010. Impact of Heavy Duty Vehicle Emissions Reductions on Global ClimatePNNL-19661, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, and MA Wise. 2010. Bioenergy and the importance of land use policy in a carbon-constrained worldPNNL-19462, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Fawcett AA, KV Calvin, F De La Chesnaye, JM Reilly, and J Weyant. 2010. "Overview of EMF 22 U.S. Transition Scenarios." Energy Economics 31(2):S198-S211. 
  • Thomson AM, KV Calvin, LP Chini, G Hurtt, JA Edmonds, B Bond-Lamberty, S Frolking, MA Wise, and AC Janetos. 2010. "Climate mitigation and the future of tropical landscapes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(46):19633-19638 . 
  • Van Vuuren D, JA Edmonds, SJ Smith, KV Calvin, JF Karas, M Kainuma, N Nakicenovic, K Riahi, B van Ruijven, R Swart, and AM Thomson. 2010. "What do near-term observations tell us about long-term developments in greenhouse gas emissions?" Climatic Change 103(3-4):635-642.  doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9940-4

2009

  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, B Bond-Lamberty, LE Clarke, SH Kim, GP Kyle, SJ Smith, AM Thomson, and MA Wise. 2009. "2.6: Limiting Climate Change to 450 ppm CO2 Equivalent in the 21st Century." Energy Economics 31(2):S107-S120. 
  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, B Bond-Lamberty, SH Kim, MA Wise, AM Thomson, and GP Kyle. 2009. Land-use LeakagePNNL-18585, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Calvin KV, PL Patel, AA Fawcett, LE Clarke, K Fisher-Vanden, JA Edmonds, SH Kim, R Sands, and MA Wise. 2009. "The Distribution and Magnitude of Emissions Mitigation Costs in Climate Stabilization Under Less Than Perfect International Cooperation: SGM Results." Energy Economics 31(2):S187-S197 . 
  • Kyle GP, LE Clarke, G Pugh, MA Wise, KV Calvin, JA Edmonds, and SH Kim. 2009. "The Value of Advanced Technology in Meeting 2050 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the United States." Energy Economics 31(2):S254-S267. 
  • Wise MA, KV Calvin, AM Thomson, LE Clarke, B Bond-Lamberty, RD Sands, SJ Smith, AC Janetos, and JA Edmonds. 2009. "Implications of Limiting CO2 Concentrations for Land Use and Energy." Science 324(5931):1183-1186 . 

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