Manuel LerdauProfessor of Environmental Sciences
Prof. Lerdau is an organismal ecologist with interests in both the ecosystem implications of physiological processes and the evolutionary underpinnings of these processes. His research centers on fundamental question of resource acquistion and allocation in plants and touches upon such topics as herbivorey and trophic interactions, atmospheric chemistry and air pollution, community and ecosystem impacts of biological invasions, and organismal controls over element of cycling. Prof. Lerdau has served as a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies and as a consultant to the New York State Department of Transportation. He has published in Nature, one of the most prestigious journals, and is one of the most cited authors for impact of emissions on species.