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Pamela Templer

I am a Professor in the Department of Biology at Boston University and conduct some of my research at the Arnold Arboretum. Our lab focuses on the effects of environmental change, including air pollution, climate change, land use change, and urbanization on forest ecosystems. We explore how environmental changes affect the role of plant-microbial interactions in nitrogen retention, water quality, forest productivity and carbon exchange within natural and managed ecosystems. We currently work in temperate forests of the northeastern United States, redwood forests of California, and tropical forests of Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as urban ecosystems of Boston, MA.

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PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
BA, Biology and Environmental Studies
University of California Santa Cruz

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