Interview with Dr Peter Griffith

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Abstract

Dr Peter Griffith received his PhD in Ecology from the University of Georgia (GA, USA), his MSc in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland (MD, USA) and a BSc with Honors in Botany and Zoology from Duke University (NC, USA). Dr Griffith is now the founding director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office, supporting the North American Carbon Program, a component of the US Global Change Research Program designed to quantify continental-scale carbon sources and sinks in North America, NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, and the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Focus Area. As a distinguished expert in carbon cycles, Dr Griffith speaks to Ruth Williamson, Commissioning Editor ofCarbon Management, about the changes in carbon cycle research throughout his career, important advances in our understanding of climate science, and important obstacles and future directions for carbon cycle scientists.

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