Andrew J. Friedland

Professor of Environmental Studies
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences
Richard and Jane Pearl Professorship in Environmental Studies

“I am an environmental and forest ecosystem scientist who has studied air pollution effects in high-elevation forests in New England and New York for the last 25 years. Colleagues and I have examined the cycling of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, calcium and lead as they move from the atmosphere through vegetation and soils and into streams. I am also investigating the impact of biomass removal on forested ecosystems. I have taught introductory environmental science at least once per year for the last 25 years and am the lead author on three introductory environmental science texbtooks.”

Personal Website
646-3609
111 Steele Hall
HB 6182
Department:
Biological Sciences
Earth Sciences
Environmental Studies
Center:
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Education:
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

Richardson, J.B., A.J. Friedland, J.M. Kaste, and B.P. Jackson.  2014.  Forest floor lead changes from 1980-2011 and accumulation in the mineral soil across the northeastern United States. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:926-935.

Vario, C.L., Neurath, R. and A.J. Friedland.  2014.  Response of mineral soil carbon to clear-cutting in a northern hardwood forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:309-318.

Buchholz, T., A. J. Friedland, C.E. Hornig, W.S. Keeton, G. Zanchi and J. Nunery. 2014.  Mineral soil carbon fluxes in forests and implications for carbon balance assessment. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy 6:305-311. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12044

Richardson, J.B., A.J. Friedland, J.M. Kaste, T.R. Engerbretson, and B.P. Jackson. 2013.  Spatial and vertical distribution of mercury in upland forest soils across the northeastern United States. Environmental Pollution 182:127-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.011

Friedland, A.J., R. Relyea, and D. Courard-Hauri. Essentials of Environmental Science . New York: W.H. Freeman. 2012. 403 pages.

Zummo, L.M. and A.J. Friedland.  2011.  Soil carbon release along a gradient of physical disturbance in a harvested northern hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 261:1016-1026.

Friedland, A.J. and K.T. Gillingham. 2010. Carbon accounting a tricky business (letter). Science 327:410-411.

Friedland, A.J., C.L. Folt, Writing Successful Science Proposals , Second Edition (2009).

Works in Progress

Understanding the impact of forest disturbance on mineral soil carbon storage and release; fate, transport and speciation of lead and mercury in organic and mineral soil horizons of the northeastern U.S.; anthropogenic influences on forest composition, health and element cycling in the northern forest; carbon accounting and inventories.

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