Profile of Dr. Richard Pouyat

USDA Forest ServicePouyat
c/o Baltimore Ecosystem Studies
5200 Westland Blvd., Rm. 134
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: (410) 455-8014

Current Position: Research Forester, USDA Forest Service; Team Leader, Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Education:  Ph.D. Ecology, Rutgers University, 1992

Dr. Pouyat investigates changes in urban environments and the effects of human activity on soil, vegetation, air and stream conditions.  He also conducts research on the role of forests in providing ecosystem services to urban ecosystems.  He is a Bioclimatologist for Research and Development at the Washington DC headquarters of the United States Forest Service and a co-principal investigator of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a Long Term Ecological Research site funded by the National Science Foundation.  Although much of his research is “basic” in nature, he has a strong interest in applying research to the solution of contemporary problems in natural resource management and policy issues, and to integrate the ecological and social sciences. Dr. Pouyat has worked as a Science Advisor to two U.S. Senators and co-authored acid deposition legislation in 1997.

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