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Richard Pouyat

Program Leader, Air Quality Research
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC, 20250-0003
Phone: 202-317-2167

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Current Research

Urban woodland ecology and restoration; urban biogeochemistry; classification, mapping, and interpretation of anthropogenic soils; integration of ecological, soil, and social sciences; and integration of science and public policy.

Research Interests

Sequestration of carbon in urban landscapes; potential affects of urban contaminants on public health; mitigation of heavy metal contamination in urban soils.

Why This Research is Important

Urban woodlands can serve as natural experiments to investigate effects of climate change on forests. Urban soils play important role as the brown infrastructure of urban landscapes performing ecosystem services related to carbon sequestration, sink for nutrients and contaminants, and water storage.

Education

  • Rutgers University, Doctor Of Philosophy Ecology., 1992
  • State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, M.S. Forest Soils., 1983
  • State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, B.S. Forest Biology, 1983
  • State University of New York, Morrisville Agricultural and Technological College, Morrisville, New York, A.S. Biology., 1978

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2005 - Present

Professional Organizations

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed CESU,Technical Committee
  • Sustainable Forest Steering Committee, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management (2004 - Present)
  • Ecological Society of America (2005 - Present)

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