Lindsey Rustad

Lindsey Rustad

Lindsey Rustad

Dr. Lindsey Rustad is a Research Ecologist for the USDA Forest Service Center for Research on Ecosystem Change in Durham, NH, co-Director of the USDA Northeastern Hub for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change, Team Leader for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in NH.  She received a B.A. in Philosophy at Cornell University in 1980, a M.S. in Forest Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences in 1983, and a Ph.D in Plant Science in 1988 at the University of Maine.  Her areas of expertise include biogeochemistry, climate change impacts, and advanced environmental sensor systems.  Dr. Rustad has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has led several international climate change research coordination networks, and is the lead author of  a recent publication on climate change impacts: “Changing Climate, Changing Forests:  A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts of Forests of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.”  Her current interests include implementation of cybertechnology in forests across the northeastern United States and integration of Arts and Science at long term ecological field stations.