Erin D. Lane

Ph.D. Candidate - Hicks Pries Lab

I work for the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. I came to Dartmouth to work with brilliant soil scientists and is studying soil carbon in the context of nature-based climate solutions. My background is in fire ecology, forest management and adapting agricultural operations to climate change. I am an author of the National Climate Assessment (NCA4 and upcoming NCA5).


Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 007D
HB Hinman Box 6044


  • M.S University of Maine, Orono, ME - Forest Management
  • A.A. and B.A. Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT - Wildlands Ecology and Management, Natural Resource Management

Selected Publications

  • Rejesus, R. M., Aglasan, S., Knight, L. G., Cavigelli, M. A., Dell, C. J., Lane, E. D., & Hollinger, D. Y. (2021). Economic dimensions of soil health practices that sequester carbon: Promising research directions. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 76(3), 55A-60A.

    Dupigny-Giroux, L.A., E.L. Mecray, M.D. Lemcke-Stampone, G.A. Hodgkins, E.E. Lentz, K.E. Mills, E.D. Lane, R. Miller, D.Y. Hollinger, W.D. Solecki, G.A. Wellenius, P.E. Sheffield, A.B. MacDonald, and C. Caldwell, 2018: Northeast. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA.

    Janowiak, Maria K. et. al. 2018. New England and northern New York forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the New England Climate Change Response Framework project. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-173. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 234 p.

    Tobin, D., Lane, E., and Hoover, R. 2016. Climate Change and Agriculture in the Northeast: Teamwork, Responses and Results. PASA Passages. 118: 10-13.

    Tobin, D. 2015. Northeast and Northern Forests Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies, T. Anderson, Eds., USDA, 65 pp.

    Dvorak, R.G., and Small, E.D. 2011. Visitor Attitudes toward Fire and Wind Disturbances in Wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness. 17(2):27-36.

    Small, E.D., Wilson, J.S. and Kimball, A.J. 2007. Methodology for the Re-location of Permanent Plot Markers Using Spatial Analysis. Northern J. Appl. Forestry. 24(1):30-36.