Scott V. Ollinger
Ecosystem Ecology / Remote Sensing
Joint Appointment Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Scott Ollinger earned a Bachelor's degree in Ecology and Environmental Science from Purchase College in 1989 and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire in 1992 and 2000. Prior to joining the EOS faculty, he served as a Research Scientist in the Complex Systems Research Center (now the Earth Systems Research Center) from 1995 to 2000.
His research interests span a variety of topics within the fields of ecology and biogeochemistry including carbon and nitrogen cycling, forest productivity and succession, plant-soil interactions, remote sensing, ecosystem modeling and the effects of multiple environmental stressors on forests. He is currently active in several research projects that involve a combination of field studies and modeling. His modeling activities have included regional analysis of forest productivity across the northeastern U.S. with particular emphasis on the effects of tropospheric ozone, nitrogen deposition, elevated CO2 and climate change. Dr. Ollinger is also involved in a multi-investigator field and remote sensing campaign in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. The project is comprised of researchers from UNH and the U.S. Forest Service and is aimed at characterizing patterns of forest growth and nutrient status through the combined use of field measurements and hyperspectral remote sensing. Specific focus is placed on resolving relationships among canopy chemistry, nitrogen cycling and forest growth and understanding the relative influence of factors such as species composition, historical land use and soil properties.
Terrestrial Ecosystems Analysis Laboratory website: http://www.forest.sr.unh.edu/