John Lichter

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Emeritus


Community and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, global change

Historical and projected changes in carbon export to the Gulf of Maine from land use and climate change. NASA Earth Science Division Research Grant (2011-14)

Soil carbon chemistry and dynamics under elevated CO2 at the Duke Forest FACE experiment. NSF Research Grants (2003-07) (2008-2011) (Duke University FACE research site)

Ecological and economic recovery and sustainability of the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers and their common estuary and nearshore marine environment. Sustainability Solutions Partner with U. Maine-Orono (2009-14; NSF-EPSCoR Program) (Merrymeeting Bay / Kennebec Estuary Research Program)

Not Just a Fish TaleAn exploration of the connection between river spawning fish and offshore fish populations.

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  • PhD, University of Minnesota
  • BS, Northern Illinois University