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Professor Curtis Richardson

Professor Curtis Richardson


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Dr. Curtis J. Richardson is the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Resource Ecology and Founding Director of the Duke University Wetland Center in the Nicholas School of the Environment where he has taught wetland ecology, biogeochemistry and ecosystem restoration for the past 40 years. His research for the past two decades has focused on wetland phosphorus cycling in the Everglades and carbon sequestration, GHG and climate change and restoration of Pocosin peatlands in coastal North Carolina. In 2003-2005 he worked in Iraq on water quality and marsh restoration projects for the U.S  government.  In addition, he has been a scientific advisor to the USAID-sponsored project to restore the marshlands in southern Iraq. He has been listed in Who’s Who in Science annually since 1989 and was elected President of the International Society of Wetland Scientists in 1987-88. He  has authored over  > 200 Publications and several books, including “The Everglades Experiments: Lessons for Restoration” by Springer-Verlag.   In 2006, he received the National Wetlands Science Award from the Environmental Law Institute. He has served as a scientific advisor to EPA, USAID, USDA, and USACE. He is a Fellow of AAAS, SWS and SSSA. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science in 2018 by the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Additional Info

Organization : Duke University

Chapter : South Atlantic Chapter

Section : Biogeochemistry Section, Peatlands Section

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