Howard Epstein

Epstein, Howard E.

Primary Appointment

Environmental Sciences

Contact Information

P.O. Box 400123
Clark Hall, 211
Telephone: 434-924-4308 ext 688
Fax: 434-982-2137

Research Disciplines

Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

Ecosystem and plant community ecologist; climate-plant-soil interactions: grassland, shrubland and tundra ecosystems; field studies, remote sensing and simulation modeling

Research Description

My current research efforts are in the arctic tundra of North America and Russia, and the temperate forests of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. In the Arctic, we are examining the recent dynamics of arctic tundra vegetation in response to changing climate and disturbances, and the effects that these vegetation changes have on other arctic ecosystem properties. In the U.S. Mid-Atlantic we are examining carbon cycling along successional gradients from old-field to old-growth, as well as carbon-water interactions in topographically complex watersheds.

Selected Publications