Yassir Eddebbar is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography (CASPO) division, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. His research combines longterm observations and numerical models of ocean and atmospheric circulation and biogeochemistry to advance our process understanding of climate and ocean biogeochemical dynamics from the mesoscale to global scales. Yassir is currently focused on exploring how climate variability and ocean circulation modulate the Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZ), carbon cycling, and primary productivity. His research aims at improving the attribution, detection, and model prediction of anthropogenic climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and the global carbon cycle, and designing science-based adaptation strategies for the sustainable use and conservation of marine resources in a changing climate.

Yassir received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy at California State University, Long Beach, and earned his PhD in Oceanography in 2018 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, working with Dr. Ralph Keeling at the Scripps Carbon Dioxide and Atmospheric Oxygen Research groups. He continued on at Scripps, first as a Postdoctoral Scholar working with Dr. Mark Merrifield at at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA), then as a Project Scientist within the Integrative Oceanography Division (IOD). Yassir has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Scripps and UC San Diego, and led numerous science outreach efforts at the intersection of climate science and international policy within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He also collaborates actively with teachers from the San Diego Unified School District, the UCSD Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence (CREATE), and the Scripps Education Alliance (SEA), to incorporate cutting-edge climate science and data analysis tools into K-12 science curriculum.

(Updated January 2023)