ORNL’s Rich Norby honored

norbyRich Norby, environmental scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (ORNL photo)

Rich Norby, a physiological ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

Norby is a researcher in ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute. In achieving fellow status in the Ecological Society, he was recognized for his achievement in advancing science. He was cited in particular for “for fundamental research on the response of terrestrial organisms and ecosystems to elevated carbon dioxide atmospheres and environmental changes.”

He gained international attention for his work as principal investigator on ORNL’s Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment.

According to information provided by the lab, Norby is currently task leader for nutrient biogeochemisty in the multi-lab NGEE-Tropics project and for sphagnum moss research on the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change project.

Norby, a Corporate Fellow at ORNL, holds a doctorate in forestry and botany from the University of Wisconsin.

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