Poulter, Ben

Assistant Professor
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman
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Ben Poulter is an ecosystem ecologist and investigates how vegetation responds to climate change, land management, and disturbance using dynamic global vegetation models (DGVM). DGVM models combine species biogeography and eco-physiological processes to represent how ecosystems function in terms of the coupling between carbon, water, energy, and nutrient cycles. The lab works broadly across disciplines, integrating data from field experiments, forest inventory, flux towers, remote sensing, and socio-economic scenarios to set up model experiments that provide information on global change impacts on ecosystems. The lab is engaged with projects at the global scale, such as the annual global carbon budget assessment, and in projects at landscape scales, including the role tropical forest management in the context of REDD+, and on climate and disturbance interactions within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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