Christopher Neill

Woodwell Climate Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Hubbard Brook Role: 
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I am interested broadly in how changes in land use affect ecosystem function, and in our ability to restore impaired ecosystem systems. In the Amazon, I investigate how deforestation and intensifying agriculture alter the flow of water and materials from land into -- and then within -- channels, streams, and rivers. In New England I study restoration of coastal grasslands and wetlands, how the choices we make along our coasts and in our own backyards affect biodiversity. I work with local conservation organizations to design improved methods of ecosystem monitoring, protection and restoration.