This is the home page for Professor Andrew Richardson’s research group at Northern Arizona University.

We are physiological ecologists interested in interactions between plants (principally trees) and their biotic and abiotic environment. We focus on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems, and feedbacks of vegetation to the climate system. We use a combination of field measurements, remote sensing, laboratory analyses, as well as modeling and statistical analysis of large data sets, in our research. We are interested in both above- and below-ground processes, at spatial scales and levels of integration from individual stomata to entire ecosystems, and from leaves and roots to the biosphere.

We are based in the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), and the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS), at Northern Arizona University. We work closely with, and share lab space with, Professor Mariah Carbone’s lab group, which is also based in Ecoss.

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I am always looking for talented and motivated graduate students. If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, please see the “Prospective Students” tab, above, and reach out to me directly.