Meet Russ

Russ MonsonRussell K. Monson
Louise Foucar Marshall Professor
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Laboratory for Tree Ring Research

I study how climate change in the Western US is influencing the carbon and water cycles in mountain forests. I also study how the emissions of organic compounds from forests across the globe influence atmospheric chemistry, particularly with regard to the the lifetime of compounds that influence climate. In the past, I have studied plant-microorganism interactions in the alpine ecosystem nitrogen cycle and I have studied the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in plants.

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