Graham Sustainability Institute

Knute Nadelhoffer

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Director, Biological Station
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Biological Station
  • Environment and Sustainability

Knute Nadelhoffer conducts research in ecological and biogeochemical processes that determine ecosystem structure and functioning at local, regional and global levels. He conducts field studies in temperate forest and arctic tundra ecosystems aimed at developing mechanistic understandings of how ecosystems respond to climate change, air pollution, and physical disturbances. He is particularly interested in how interactions among soil biota, plants and climate interact to determine ecosystem structure and stability. He applies his expertise to policy advocacy and development through his work with the Environmental Law and Policy Center (, the Citizens Climate Lobby, and other NGO and professional organizations.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

Quality EducationAffordable and Clean EnergyClimate ActionLife on Land