Dr. Richard Wright

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Richard's expertise is in acid deposition, land use, climate change and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He has conducted several large-scale whole ecosystem experiments with acid deposition, nitrogen manipulations, and climate change. He is one of the developers of the MAGIC model for soil and water acidification.
Full Name
Dr. Richard F Wright
Year of Birth
1944
Nationality
United States
Profession
Biogeochemist
Range of Experience
Dr Wright is an international expert on acid deposition, land use, climate change and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He has conducted several large-scale whole ecosystem experiments with acid deposition, nitrogen manipulations, and climate change. He is one of the developers of the MAGIC model for soil and water acidification. MAGIC has been applied at hundreds of catchments and lakes and river basins around the world. He has played a central role in several large EU research projects, and managed multi-national, multi-disciplinary research projects. His research has been extensively published, in the peer-reviewed literature, books and research reports (ISI citation h index = 37). He is one of four Norwegian scientists in ISI/Highly Cited in the field of ecology/environment.
Career Summary
  • 1989-date Senior research scientist, Norwegian Institute for Water Research NIVA
  • 1985-1988 Head, Analytical Department NIVA
  • 1983-1984 Visiting Associate Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 1978-1984 Research scientist NIVA
  • 1977-1978 Research Scientist, Department of Geology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 1974-1976 Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Education
  • 1974 PhD, Ecology and Behavioral Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,
  • 1971 MS, Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1967 MSc, Geology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 1966 BA, Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Recent Work
  • Environmental risks of amine-based CO2 capture;
  • National scale modelling of future acidification of lakes in Sweden and Norway;
  • Effects of climate change on acidification of aquatic ecosystems in Europe;
  • Role of nitrogen deposition in carbon sequestration in forests;
  • Long-term whole ecosystem experiments with nitrogen addition ;
  • Role of extreme events in streamwater chemistry.
Country Experience
Norway, Sweden, United States.
Languages
Fluent in English. Norwegian and German
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