Norby elected fellow of Ecological Society of America

Jun 14, 2016


Richard Norby

Richard Norby, a physiological ecologist in the Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, has been elected fellow of Ecological Society of America. Richard is cited by the professional society of ecologists "for fundamental research on the response of terrestrial organisms and ecosystems to elevated carbon dioxide atmospheres and environmental changes."

His research explores the responses of trees and forests to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide, with an emphasis on subterranean ecosystem responses. He was the principal investigator of the Oak Ridge Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment, and he currently serves as task leader for nutrient biogeochemisty in the multilab NGEE-Tropics project and for sphagnum moss research on the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) project.

Rich is also a member of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation and the American Geophysical Union, and in 1995 was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been an ORNL Corporate Fellow since 2007.

by ORNL Communications