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Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

1017 Bradfield Hall
(607) 255-1448

In my research, I work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and use different kinds of models to quantify the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems, including effects of land management practices. In my extension and outreach, I develop and share information about the benefits provided by agricultural and forest ecosystems and about management techniques that can increase these benefits and improve air, soil and water quality, and mitigate climate change. Audiences include landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.

Research Focus

(1) Determine the effects of stressors such as global change, tropospheric ozone, and land use change on soil, air, and water quality and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural and forest ecosystems.
(2) Develop and use different kinds of models (spatial, process, statistical, probabilistic) to improve our understanding of agricultural and forest ecosystem processes at local, landscape, regional, national, and global scales.
(3) Develop and use different kinds of models to quantify agricultural and forest production potential and the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems, including effects of land management practices on ecosystem services.
(4) Conduct applied research and communicate results in formats and venues that can help to improve land management and policy.

Outreach and Extension Focus

In my extension and outreach, I develop and share information about the agricultural and forest production potential and other benefits provided by agricultural and forest ecosystems. This analysis includes and about management techniques that can increase these benefits and improve yield, air,, soil, and water quality, and mitigate climate change. Audiences include landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.
(1) Analyze and synthesize scientific and technical knowledge of the benefits provided by ecosystems for human well-being for audiences including landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.
(2) Participate in CCE outreach and activities; organize and disseminate education/training for statewide partners; and provide information to multiple audiences.
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