Ross Virginia

Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science
Director, Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding

Dartmouth College
Hinman Box 6182
109 Steele Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-0192
Fax: (603) 646-1682

Ross Virginia photoWelcome! I am an ecosystem ecologist at Dartmouth College interested in human influence on biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial systems. My emphasis is on understanding how climate change alters plant-soil interactions and the ecology, biodiversity and functioning of soils.

My current research examines carbon and nitrogen cycling in the polar deserts of Antarctica and tundra ecosystems in western Greenland. I am also interested in the relationships between the disciplines of ecology, ecosystem science and environmental law.

Currently, I am a co-principal investigator on the McMurdo Dry Valley Long Term Ecological Research Program. I also serve as the Director of the Dickey Center's Institute of Arctic Studies and their NSF funded graduate program in polar environmental change - the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (or IGERT).