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Eric Roy

Organization: University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Affiliations: University of Vermont, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Dr. Eric D. Roy is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences focusing on Ecological Design within the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is also a Fellow in the Gund Institute for Environment. He leads the Nutrient Cycling & Ecological Design Lab at UVM, working at the interface of ecology and engineering, and focusing on water, food systems, and resource management. His expertise includes phosphorus, nitrogen, and carbon cycling. Biogeochemical cycling is the common thread that ties together Dr. Roy’s different research interests. His group quantifies the forms, biogeochemical transformations, and fluxes of essential elements for life on Earth, aiming to: (1) clarify important processes that underpin ecosystem function, (2) identify opportunities for beneficial intervention, and (3) design systems that achieve nutrient and environmental management objectives. This includes analyzing soils, sediments, plants, water, and organic residuals in engineered, urban, and agricultural ecosystems. His group also uses material flow analysis, modeling, GIS, and LCA to study biogeochemical dynamics, resource management, and environmental impact across spatial scales.

List of Projects

Project Role Start End
Stormwater Subsurface Gravel Wetlands in VermontParticipant 2020-02-01 2022-01-31