Graham Sustainability Institute

Knute Nadelhoffer

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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.