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Daniel Richter

Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology
Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy

PhD, Duke University
BA, Lehigh University
Graduate study, Mississippi State University
Graduate study, North Carolina State University

Richter's experience lies in the science and management of ecosystems, especially of soils, forests, and watersheds. He can discuss human-environment relations from a variety of perspectives. He is most interested in the functioning of the Earth’s critical zone, the "expanded ecosystem", especially in systems that are significantly altered by humans. He has international experience in the humid tropics with reforestation degraded pastureland and reclamation of mine lands. Co-director of the six-decade old Calhoun Soil-Ecosystem Experiment in South Carolina and of the International Network of Long-Term Soil Experiments.

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Primary area of expertise: soil science

Secondary areas of expertise: biogeochemistry, forest management and silviculture, forest fires and fire ecology, geochemistry, global change ecology, energy, earth surface processes, environmental chemistry, geomorphology, statistics, terrestrial ecosystems, tropical ecology, water quality

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