Davidson completes Jefferson Science Fellowship
Eric Davidson served as a science advisor to the Office of Environmental Quality (ENV) within the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) at the U.S. Department of State. The Jefferson Science Fellowship is run by the Read More ...
Avoiding Pollution Swapping while Reducing Agricultural Runoff of Nitrogen to the Chesapeake Bay
Faculty, staff, and students from the Appalachian Laboratory, the Horn Point Laboratory, and Washington College and a local farmer were featured on a Maryland Public Television segment on Maryland Farm and Harvest, describing their on-farm research on the Delmarva Peninsula. Their research shows that the water level Read More ...
Global N2O Budget Synthesis
Important new synthesis papers have come forth since 2019 on the human impacts of the global nitrous oxide (N2O) budget. Davidson summarized many of these developments in a 2023 Catalyst podcast interview with Shayle Kann: https://www.canarymedia.com/podcasts/catalyst-with-shayle-kann/the-greenhouse-gas-you-dont-hear-enough-about. Most of us know nitrous Read More ...
Integrated Belowground Greenhouse Gas Flux Measurements and Modeling
Our main objective is to improve understanding of and modeling capacity for interactions of belowground temperature, moisture, and substrate supply that controls the net soil emissions of the three most important anthropogenic GHGs: CO2, CH4, and N2O. We have developed a novel integration of measurement and Read More ...
Long-term Carbon Studies at the Harvard and Howland Forests of New England
A seminal publication in Ecological Monographs (Finzi et al. 90(4), 2020, e01423) on long-term studies of carbon cycling at the Harvard Forest of western Massachusetts presents a comprehensive carbon budget and evidence that this 80-120 year old hardwood forest is gaining carbon Read More ...
Science for a Green New Deal
I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book in July 2022 titled “Science for a Green New Deal, Connecting Climate, Economics, and Social Justice”. This book has two main take-home points: First, I want to instill a Read More ...
Dr. Davidson and his team’s research in biogeochemistry includes the exchange of plant nutrients from the land to streams and groundwater and the exchange of greenhouse gases between the soil and the atmosphere.
Areas of expertise include:
- Biogeochemical effects of land-use change and land management
- The global nitrogen cycle, including the global nitrous oxide budget
- Soil microbial processes of nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas fluxes
- Leaching of plant nutrients to streams and groundwater
- Interdisciplinary studies of nitrogen management in agriculture
- Interactions of C, N, P, and other nutrient cycles in terrestrial ecosystems
- Land-water-atmosphere exchanges of greenhouse gases and nutrients
- Temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition
- Modeling soil microbial processes