Eugene S. Takle


Office: 3013 AGRON
Phone: (515) 294-9871

CF Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Science

My research emphasizes the use of climate science, both modeling and analysis, for investigating the causes and future impacts of climate change. I also lead a team that conducts meteorological measurements and analysis of data taken at the surface and from tall towers within and near utility scale wind farms. The objectives of this research are:

- Improve the predictive skill of wind forecast models
- Understand wind-farm power reduction due to turbine wakes
- Evaluate the impact of wind farms on crops

PhD: Physics, Iowa State University 1971
BA: Physics and Mathmatics, Luther College, 1966

Iowa State University, 1971-present

Recent Honors and Awards
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Luther College, 2014
Named Pioneer Hi-Bred Professor in Agronomy, 2013-2016

Professional Affiliations and Offices
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Member, Board of Trustees, 2010-2016
Chair, Personnel Committee, 2012-2016

National and International Professional Activities
- Member, External Review Committee, Missouri EPSCoR program, 2015-2020
- Member, External Review Committee, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
- Panelist, White House release of the Third National Climate Assessment, White House Executive Office Building, May 2014
- Member, Program Review Committee, University of Arizona Atmospheric Science Department, 2014