Lars Hedin

How ecosystems function in the biosphere
George M. Moffett Professor of Biology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Lars O. Hedin is the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a faculty member of the High Meadows Environmental Institute. His research seeks to understand how complex ecosystems function within our biosphere, and how these systems respond to – and sometimes mitigate – changes in our global environment. His laboratory group develops first-principle theories of the assembly and dynamics of these ecosystems, using mathematical approaches and field observations that incorporate biological traits and evolution as central mechanisms.