David R Atkinson Professor in Ecology & Environmental Biology
Dr. Robert Howarth chairs the International SCOPE Biofuels Project, is President of the Coastsal & Estuarine Research Federation, directs the Agrictural Ecosystems Program at Cornell University, and represents the State of New York on the science and technical advisory committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program. Howarth is also the Founding Editor of the journal "Biogeochemistry" and served as Editor-in-Chief from 1983 to 2004.
Howarth's research program is focused broadly on the following topics: the interaction of climate and land-use as regulators of nutrient flows from large watersheds; the effects of biofuels on the environment; deposition of nitrogen gases, particularly near vehicle and agricultural emission sources; human alteraton of global and regional nitrogen and phosphorus cycles; complex biogeochemical feedbacks that occur in estuaries during eutrophication; and the interaction of biotic, physical and biogeochemical factors as controls on nitrogen fixation.
Details are available at the web site for the Howarth/Marino lab: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/