Manager, D05: Great Lakes
Peter has been studying the ecology and biogeochemistry of forests and wetlands since 1991. He's worked on projects investigating acid rain, nitrogen cycling, and gypsy moth invasions in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; nutrient uptake via mycorrhizal networks and the impacts of nutrient enrichment in calcareous wetland plant communities in central New York State; and carbon cycling, trace gas fluxes, and climate change feedbacks in forests and peatland ecosystems of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. He did post-doctoral research in the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, and taught for five years as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Resources at Northland College, a liberal arts college in northern Wisconsin that emphasizes environmental learning. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College, an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.