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The Richard and Jane Pearl Professor in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program


I am an environmental and forest ecosystem scientist.

My research and teaching have focused on:

  • Carbon cycling in forests
  • Trace metal and major element cycling in forests
  • Personal choices and their impact on energy and the environment
  • Air pollution effects on high-elevation forests in the Northeast USA
  • Introductory Environmental Science
  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES)

Recently Published

Richardson, J.B., A.J. Friedland, J.M. Kaste, T.R. Engerbretson, and B.P. Jackson. 2013. Spatial and vertical distribution of mercury in upland forest soils across the northeastern United States. Environmental Pollution 182: 127-134.
Buchholz, T., A. J. Friedland, C.E. Hornig, W.S. Keeton, G. Zanchi and J. Nunery. 2013. Mineral soil carbon fluxes in forests and implications for carbon balance assessment. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12044

thumb_friedland_book-2012Essentials of
Environmental Science

(college text, 384 pages)