Scott Saleska

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests:  “Biogeochemical ecology,” how climate interacts with plant physiology, demography, and ecological processes to influence or control biogeochemical cycling from local to global scales; interactions between ecology and biogeochemistry; effect of climate and disturbance dynamics on carbon cycling and biosphere-atmosphere trace gas exchange in forest ecosystems; using advanced technological methods (e.g., the micrometeorological method of eddy covariance, isotopic techniques), combined with classical field ecology & forestry, to integrate biogeochemical processes to larger scales; the effect of human activities on these processes, and on sustainable functioning of the biosphere generally.