Carol Wessman
ENVS Program Director • Professor
Environmental Studies

Carol is the Director of the Environmental Studies Program. Affiliated departments are Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Her research interests include ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, regional and global biogeochemical cycling, ecological applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems.  Current research includes studies of ecosystem controls over biophysical fluxes (CO2, water and energy) within global grasslands and semiarid lands utilizing remotely sensed spectral data in conjunction with simulation models; scaling site-level ecology to landscape and regional scales in the alpine; quantitative methods that link spatial patterns and ecological processes at broad spatial and temporal scales.