Eric A Davidson
Major area of interest is the exchange of carbon, nitrogen, and other nutrients among soils, atmosphere, and hydrosphere, and how land use change and climate change affect those stocks and flows. Most recent work is in forests of New England and the Amazon basin and in agricultural systems. B.A. in biology, Oberlin College, 1978, and Ph.D. in forestry at North Carolina State University, 1986. Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley (1986 - 1989); National Research Council (NSF) associate, NASA Ames Research Center (1989 - 1991), Woods Hole Research Center (1991 to 2014), and Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Director and Professor (January 2015 to present). Member of Ecological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Currently NASA project scientist, Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA); principal investigator of NSF Research Coordination Network on Denitrification; cofounder and advisor to the International Nitrogen Initiative; and editor of Global Change Biology. Published 120 papers, with 17 in AGU journals. Most cited are a 1989 paper on the "hole-in-the-pipe" conceptual model of N-gas production in soils and a 2006 review of the temperature sensitivity of decomposition of soil organic matter. Currently the AGU Biogeosciences section program coordinator for the spring 2010 Meeting of the Americas in Brazil.