Scott V. Ollinger

University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Telephone: 603-862-2926
FAX: 603-862-0188

Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science, 2000.
M.S., University of New Hampshire, Natural Resources, 1992.
B.S. Purchase College, Environmental Science, 1989.

Professional Positions:
  • Director (2013-), National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Boulder, CO (Beginning Augist 2013)
  • Professor (2010-), Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Associate Professor (2008-2010), Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Assistant Professor (2003-2008), Department of Natural Resources and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Scott Ollinger conducts research on carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests with emphasis on basic ecological processes and interactions with human-induced environmental stressors. Specific research activities include projects that involve spatial and temporal patterns of forest biogeochemistry; forest-climate feedbacks; modeling the effects of air pollution, rising CO2, disturbance history and climate change on ecosystem processes; and scaling local measurements to regional and continental scales. Ollinger is Principal Investigator on several projects that are part of the North American Carbon Program. He is a co-invetigator with both the Hubbard Brook and Harvard Forest LTER projects where his primary roles have involved regionalization. He serves or has served on a variety of editorial boards and science advisory panels and has participated in two of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation's Science Links Projects. Beginning in 2013, he will assume responsibility as Director of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

    Selected Publications:

    Green M.B., A.S. Bailey, S.W. Bailey, J.J. Battles, J.L. Campbell, C.T. Driscoll, T.J. Fahey, L.C. Lepine, G.E. Likens, S.V. Ollinger, P.G. Schaberg. 2013. Decreased water flowing from a forest amended with calcium silicate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(15): 5999-6003.

    Sullivan F.B., S.V. Ollinger, M.E. Martin, M.J. Ducey, L.C. Lepine and H.F. Wicklein. 2013. Foliar nitrogen in relation to plant traits and reflectance properties of New Hampshire forests. Can. J. of For. Res. 43: 1827.

    Wicklein, H.F., S.V. Ollinger, M.M. Martin, D.Y. Hollinger, L.C. Lepine, M.C. Day, M.K. Bartlett, A.D. Richardson, and Richard J. Norby. 2012. Variation in foliar nitrogen and albedo in response to nitrogen fertilization and elevated CO2. Oecologia, 169(4): 915-925.

    Ollinger S.V. 2011. Sources of Variability in Canopy Reflectance and the Convergent Properties of Plants. New Phytologist. 189: 375394.

    Campbell, J.L., S.V. Ollinger, G.N. Flerchinger, H. Wicklein, K. Hayhoe, and A.S. Bailey. 2010. Past and projected future changes in snowpack and soil frost at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA, Hydrologic Processes 24(17): 2465-2480.

    Hollinger, D.Y., S.V. Ollinger, A.D. Richardson, T.P. Meyers, D.B. Dail, M.E. Martin, N.A. Scott, T.J. Arkebauer, D.D. Baldocchi, K. Clark, P.S. Curtis, K. Davis, A. Desai, D. Dragoni, M.L. Goulden, L. Gu, G.G. Katul, S. Pallardy, K.T. Paw U, H. Schmid, A.E. Suyker, and S.B. Verma 2010. Albedo estimates for land surface models and support for a new paradigm based on foliage nitrogen concentration. Global Change Biology, 16(2): 696-710.

    Fahey, T.J., P.B. Woodbury, J.J. Battles, C.L. Goodale, S. Hamburg, S.V. Ollinger, C.W. Woodall. 2010. Forest Carbon Storage: Ecology, Management and Policy. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 8(5):245-252.

    Campbell, J.L., L.E. Rustad, E.W. Boyer, S.F. Christopher, C.T. Driscoll, I.J. Fernandez, P.M. Groffman, D. Houle, J. Kiekbusch, A.H. Magill, M.J. Mitchell, and S.V. Ollinger. 2009. Consequences of climate change for biogeochemical cycling in forests of northeastern North America. Can. J. For. Res. 39(2): 264284.

    Ollinger, S.V, C.L. Goodale, K. Hayhoe and J.P Jenkins. 2008. Potential effects of climate change and rising CO2 on ecosystem processes in northeastern U.S. forests. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 13:467-485.

    Ollinger, S.V., A.D. Richardson, M.E. Martin, D.Y. Hollinger, S.E. Frolking, P.B. Reich, L.C. Plourde, G.G. Katul, J.W. Munger, R. Oren, M-L. Smith, K.T. Paw U, P.V. Bolstad, B.D. Cook, M.C. Day, T.A. Martin, R.K. Monson, H.P. Schmid. 2008. Canopy nitrogen, carbon assimilation and albedo in temperate and boreal forests: Functional relations and potential climate feedbacks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105(49): 1933519340.

    Martin, M.E., L.C. Plourde, S.V.,Ollinger, ML., Smith, B.E. McNeil. 2008. A generalizeable method for remote sensing of canopy nitrogen across a wide range of forest ecosystems Remote Sensing of Environment, 112: 35113519.

    Richardson, A.D., J.P. Jenkins, B.H. Braswell, D.Y. Hollinger, S.V. Ollinger, and M-L Smith. 2007. Use of digital webcam images to track spring green-up in a deciduous broadleaf forest. Oecologia,152 (2): 323-334.

    Ollinger, S.V. and M.L. Smith. 2005. Net primary production and canopy nitrogen in a temperate forest landscape: an analysis using imaging spectrometry, modeling and field data. Ecosystems, 8(7):760-778.

    Turner, D.P, S.V. Ollinger and J.S. Kimball. 2004. Integrating remote sensing and ecosystem process models for landscape to regional scale analysis of the carbon cycle. BioScience. 54(6):573-584.

    Greenland, D., B.P. Hayden, J.J. Magnuson, S.V. Ollinger, R.A. Pielke Sr. and R.C. Smith. 2003. LTER Program long-term research on biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Bioscience. 53(1):33-45.

    Driscoll, C., D. Whitall, J. Aber, B. Boyer, M. Castro, C. Cronan, C. Goodale, P. Groffman, C. Hopkinson, K. Lambert, G. Lawrence and S. Ollinger. 2003. Nitrogen pollution in the northeastern United States: Sources, effects and management options. Bioscience, 53(4):357-374.

    Aber, J.D., C.G. Goodale, S.V. Ollinger, R.A. Hallett, A.H. Magill, M.E. Martin, M.L. Smith and J.L. Stoddard. 2003. Is nitrogen deposition altering the nitrogen status of northeastern forests? Bioscience, 53(4): 375-389.

    Ollinger, S.V., J.D. Aber, P.B. Reich and R. Freuder. 2002. Interactive effects of nitrogen deposition, tropospheric ozone, elevated CO2 and land use history on the carbon dynamics of northern hardwood forests. Global Change Biology. 8: 545-562.

    Ollinger, S.V., M.L. Smith, M.E. Martin, R. A. Hallett, C.L. Goodale and J.D. Aber. 2002. Regional variation in foliar chemistry and soil nitrogen status among forests of diverse history and composition. Ecology. 83(2): 339355.

    Aber, J.D., S.V. Ollinger, C.T. Driscoll, G.E. Likens, R.T. Holmes, R.J. Freuder, and C.L. Goodale. 2003. Inorganic N losses from a forested ecosystem in response to physical, chemical, biotic and climatic perturbations. Ecosystems. 5: 648-658.

    Postdoctoral Associates:
    Rossella Guerrieri, Zaixing Zhou, Alexandra Thorn, Alexandra Contosta

    Graduate Students:
    Julian Jenkins; Kirsty Lloyd; Sarah Silverberg; Richard MacLean; Kathryn Berger; Haley Wicklein; Franklin Sullivan, Elizabeth Burakowski, Andrew Ouimette, Danielle Haddad, Paul Pellissier

    Graduate Advisor:
    John Aber

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator