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Dr. Gary M. Lovett

Forest Ecologist | PhD, 1981, Dartmouth College

Expertise: forest ecology, invasive forest pests, air pollution, climate change, nutrient cycling

2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB
Millbrook NY 12545-0129, USA

845 677-7600 x132

Northeastern forests are threatened by air pollution, climate change, and invasive forest pests. Gary Lovett studies the impacts of these stressors on forest productivity and water quality.

Lovett uses computer simulation models and field research in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and White Mountains of New Hampshire to predict the ability of a forest to maintain crucial ecosystem services in the face of environmental change.

Lovett advises government agencies and advocacy groups that are working to amend federal regulations to stop invasive forest pests. Through Congressional briefings and interactions with state and federal agency staff, Lovett is promoting Tree-SMART Trade – a series of federal policy actions that would reduce the introduction of new forest pests – in partnership with the Science Policy Exchange.

Gilliam, Frank S., D.A. Burns, Charles T. Driscoll, Serita Frey, Gary M. Lovett, and Shaun A. Watmough. 2019. “Decreased Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition In Eastern North America: Predicted Responses Of Forest Ecosystems”. Environmental Pollution 244: 560 - 574. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.135.
Kelly, Victoria R., Stuart E. G. Findlay, Stephen K. Hamilton, Gary M. Lovett, and Kathleen C. Weathers. 2019. “Seasonal And Long-Term Dynamics In Stream Water Sodium Chloride Concentrations And The Effectiveness Of Road Salt Best Management Practices”. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 230 (1). doi:10.1007/s11270-018-4060-2.
Sebestyen, Stephen D., Donald S. Ross, James B. Shanley, Emily M. Elliott, Carol Kendall, John L. Campbell, Bryan Dail, et al. 2019. “Unprocessed Atmospheric Nitrate In Waters Of The Northern Forest Region In The U.s. And Canada”. Environmental Science & Technology 53 (7): 3620 - 3633. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b01276.
Lovett, Gary M., Christine L. Goodale, S. V. Ollinger, Colin B. Fuss, Andrew P. Ouimette, and Gene E. Likens. 2018. “Nutrient Retention During Ecosystem Succession: A Revised Conceptual Model”. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment 16 (9): 532 - 538. doi:10.1002/fee.1949.
Sullivan, T. J., Charles T. Driscoll, C. M. Beier, D. Burtraw, I.J. Fernandez, J.N. Galloway, David A. Gay, et al. 2018. “Air Pollution Success Stories In The United States: The Value Of Long-Term Observations”. Environmental Science & Policy 84: 69 - 73. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2018.02.016.
Groffman, Peter M., Charles T. Driscoll, Jorge Durán, John L. Campbell, Lynn M. Christenson, Timothy J. Fahey, Melany C. Fisk, et al. 2018. “Nitrogen Oligotrophication In Northern Hardwood Forests”. Biogeochemistry 141 (3): 523 - 539. doi:10.1007/s10533-018-0445-y.
Crowley, Katherine F., and Gary M. Lovett. 2017. “Effects Of Changing Tree Species Composition On Nitrate Leaching And Carbon Storage In Northeastern Forests”. Albany, NY.: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. nyserda.ny.gov/publications.
Arthur, Mary A., Kathleen C. Weathers, Gary M. Lovett, M. P. Weand, and W.C. Eddy. 2017. “A Beech Bark Disease Induced Change In Tree Species Composition Influences Forest Floor Acid–Base Chemistry”. Canadian Journal Of Forest Research 47 (7): 875 - 882. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2016-0341.
Crowley, Katherine F., and Gary M. Lovett. 2017. “Effects Of Nitrogen Deposition On Nitrate Leaching From Forests Of The Northeastern United States Will Change With Tree Species Composition”. Canadian Journal Of Forest Research 47 (8): 997 - 1009. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2016-0529.
Lovett, Gary M., Mary A. Arthur, and Katherine F. Crowley. 2016. “Effects Of Calcium On The Rate And Extent Of Litter Decomposition In A Northern Hardwood Forest”. Ecosystems 19 (1): 87 - 97. doi:10.1007/s10021-015-9919-0.
Crowley, Katherine F., Gary M. Lovett, Mary A. Arthur, and Kathleen C. Weathers. 2016. “Long-Term Effects Of Pest-Induced Tree Species Change On Carbon And Nitrogen Cycling In Northeastern U.s. Forests: A Modeling Analysis”. Forest Ecology And Management 372: 269 - 290. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.045.
Lovett, Gary M., Marissa Weiss, Andrew M. Liebhold, Thomas P. Holmes, Brian Leung, Kathleen F. Lambert, David A. Orwig, et al. 2016. “Nonnative Forest Insects And Pathogens In The United States: Impacts And Policy Options”. Ecological Applications 26 (5): 1437 - 1455. doi:10.1890/15-1176.
Lovett, Gary M., Marissa Weiss, and Kathleen F. Lambert. 2016. “Invasive Forest Pests In The United States: Community Impacts And Opportunities For Tree-Smart Trade.”. Cary Institute Of Ecosystem Studies And The Science Policy Exchange.. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. http://www.caryinstitute.org/sites/default/files/public/downloads/tree_smart_trade.pdf.
Morillas, Lourdes, Jorge Durán, Alexandra Rodríguez, Javier Roales, Antonio Gallardo, Gary M. Lovett, and Peter M. Groffman. 2015. “Nitrogen Supply Modulates The Effect Of Changes In Drying-Rewetting Frequency On Soil C And N Cycling And Greenhouse Gas Exchange”. Global Change Biology 21 (10): 3854 - 3863. doi:10.1111/gcb.12956.
Christenson, Lynn M., Myron J. Mitchell, Peter M. Groffman, and Gary M. Lovett. 2014. “Cascading Effects Of Climate Change On Forest Ecosystems: Biogeochemical Links Between Trees And Moose In The Northeast Usa”. Ecosystems 17 (3): 442 - 457. doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9733-5.
Rodríguez, Alexandra, Gary M. Lovett, Kathleen C. Weathers, Mary A. Arthur, Pamela H. Templer, Christine L. Goodale, and Lynn M. Christenson. 2014. “Lability Of C In Temperate Forest Soils: Assessing The Role Of Nitrogen Addition And Tree Species Composition”. Soil Biology And Biochemistry 77: 129 - 140. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.06.025.
Lovett, Gary M. 2013. “When Do Peepers Peep? Climate And The Date Of First Calling In The Spring Peeper (Pseudacris Crucifer) In Southeastern New York State”. Northeastern Naturalist 20 (2): 333 - 340. doi:10.1656/045.020.0209.
Lovett, Gary M. 2013. “Critical Issues For Critical Loads”. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences 110 (3): 808 - 809. doi:10.1073/pnas.1219007110.
Lovett, Gary M., Mary A. Arthur, Kathleen C. Weathers, and Jacob M. Griffin. 2013. “Effects Of Introduced Insects And Diseases On Forest Ecosystems In The Catskill Mountains Of New York”. Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences 1298: 66-77. doi:10.1111/nyas.12215.
Lovett, Gary M., Mary A. Arthur, Kathleen C. Weathers, Ross D. Fitzhugh, and Pamela H. Templer. 2013. “Nitrogen Addition Increases Carbon Storage In Soils, But Not In Trees, In An Eastern U.s. Deciduous Forest”. Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9662-3.

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