University of Vermont

Carl Waite

Carl Waite


Phone: 802-656-0683
Office: George D. Aiken Forestry Sciences Lab, 705 Spear Street

Areas of Interest

Ecology of forested ecosystems, ecosystem structure and function, plant and animal diversity and distribution, atmospheric pollution, and meteorology

As Program Coordinator for the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC), I work with cooperators from state and federal agencies, academia and environmental non-profit organizations to coordinate their monitoring and research activities and to try to connect them to other folks or groups with similar interests. I am also site supervisor for several national environmental monitoring programs with sampling equipment located at the Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill, including: NADP/NTN, NADP/MDN, USDA UVB, AMNet and AMON. Additionally, I am a research team member of the NForM Climate Change Study and Aiken Green Roof experiment.


B.S. Wildlife Management, University of Vermont, 1972

Selected Publications

Beard, K.H., Wang, D., Waite, C.E., Decker, K.L., Hawley, G.J., DeHayes, D.D., Hughes, J.W., and Cumming, J.R. 2005. Quantifying ecosystem controls and their contextual interactions on nutrient export from developing forest mesocosms. Ecosystems 8:210-224.

Decker, K.L.M., D. Wang, C. Waite, and T. Scherbatskoy. 2003. Snow removal and ambient temperature effects on forest soil temperatures in northern Vermont. Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:1234-1243.

Waite, C.E., D.H. DeHayes, J. Rebbeck, G.A. Schier, and A.H. Johnson. 1994. Cold tolerance of red spruce seedlings is not reduced by elevated ozone. New Phytologist 126:327-335.

Additional Links

Vermont Monitoring Cooperative