Andrew Richardson explores the interactions between plants (principally trees) and their abiotic environment, with a focus on the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystem functions and services.
Andrew Richardson is Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Richardson is a physiological ecologist interested in interactions between plants (principally trees) and their abiotic environment as he seeks to answer basic questions in the field of global change ecology, including the feedbacks (still poorly understood) between terrestrial vegetation and the climate system.
In his lab, Richardson investigates how a changing climate may impact terrestrial ecosystem functions and services, and the consequences of climate change for vegetation-mediated feedbacks to the climate system.
He uses tools from ecophysiology and forest ecology, biogeochemistry and process-based modeling, biometeorology and atmospheric science, and applied mathematics, statistics and computer science.