Dr Rich Conant

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory & Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Colorado State University

Email: Rich.Conant@ColoState.EDU

Lead author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon



Dr. Richard Conant is an ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and associate professor in the newly-formed Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University. He is also a Professor and Smart Futures Fellow at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia. His research focuses on understanding the feedbacks between human activities and ecosystem biogeochemistry. Specifically, he is interested in how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems. Dr. Conant has worked closely with scientists from diverse disciplines to understand the characteristics of scientific information that best informs decision making, and has worked to integrate those conclusions into his own research. He is a participant in national and international efforts to quantify human impacts on carbon cycling. Dr.Conant earned his Ph.D at Arizona State University in 1997.