Ethan D. Kyzivat Research Website

Arctic hydrology, global methane budget, satellite limnology

            About Me

A headshot of Ethan Kyzivat

I am a Daly Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard, working on the global methane cycle and changes to Arctic communities in addition to preparing for the launch of MethaneSAT. I obtained my PhD in 2023 from Brown's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, where I was a NASA FINESST fellow. My research is broadly focused on the carbon cycle, with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions from northern lakes and wetlands. I have used high-resolution optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing datasets from airborne and UAV campaigns. This work has supported the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) and Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite. My field work has included the Alaskan permafrost, Canadian boreal zone, Arizonan Sonoran desert, and the wilds of Connecticut. I have taught in a program in Providence Public Schools and most recently as an instructor for Brown’s summer high school program. In addition to crunching geospatial data sets, I enjoy jazz piano, vegetable gardening, and traveling by bicycle.

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Email: ethan_kyzivat [at]

Github: @ekcomputer

Twitter: @EthanKyzivat

About the banner photo: I took this photo from an airplane  when leaving Canvasback Lake in Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, north of Fairbanks, AK. I spent four days with a field team in a Fish & Wildlife Service cabin on the edge of the trees in the top left of the image. The lake's sinuous shape comes from encroaching vegetation stands and an old river channel to which it is now connected.