Profile of Dr. Erle Ellis
211 Sondheim Hall
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
Phone: (410) 455-3078
Current position: Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems at University of Maryland – Baltimore Country
Ellis’s research investigates the ecology of anthropogenic landscapes and their changes at local and global scales. His early work studied nitrogen cycling and sustainable agroecosystem management in China’s ancient village ecosystems, and later measured long-term changes in carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage and flux across China’s village landscapes caused by the transition from traditional to industrially-based agricultural systems. At present, his research focuses on 1) understanding the global ecology of anthropogenic landscapes, 2) the development of global synthesis tools that link human and ecological change processes at landscape scales with their global causes and consequences, and 3) developing inexpensive tools for measuring and managing ecological pattern, process and change across anthropogenic landscapes.