Eric Davidson is Past President of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and director and professor of the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Previously, he served as president and executive director at the Woods Hole Research Center, where he worked as a scientist since 1991. His research interests are in biogeochemistry and include studying the exchange of plant nutrients from the land to streams and groundwater and the exchange of greenhouse gases between the soil and the atmosphere. Eric has held postdoctoral positions in soil microbiology and biogeochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and the NASA Ames Research Center. He is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America, as well as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Eric previously served as the president of the Biogeosciences section of AGU. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in forestry from North Carolina State University.
President, American Geophysical Union, and Director, Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science