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Richard Pouyat

Former Employee
Sustainable Forest Management Research
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250-0003
United States
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 Interest
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,  2001 - Current
  • 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
  • Member,  Chesapeake Bay Watershed CESU,Technical Committee,  Current
  • Member,  Sustainable Forest Steering Committee, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management,  2004 - Present
  • Vice President Of Public Affairs,  Ecological Society of America,  2005 - Present
Featured Publications
Other Publications
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/rpouyat