Ivan Fernandez


🌡 Climate change, 🕸Ecology, 🏔 Environmental sciences, 🌲 Forests, 🟫 Soils, 💧Water quality

Fernandez is a soil scientist who studies the biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems in the context of change, specifically forest management, air pollution, and climate change. He is also interested in developing adaptation strategies for managing ecosystem response to climate change, and how to identify and promote the new ecological and economic opportunities that the inevitable change will provide. Current work includes helping develop a study plan form PFAS and serving on the Maine Climate Council. Visit Fernandez’s biography to learn more.

A bubble graph showing a 70% research and 30% teaching appointment split.
Fernandez balances time between teaching (30%) courses about soil science and forest management problems, and research (70%) on the biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems in a changing chemical and physical climate.

Appointment details

Fernandez’s work is supported by:

  • School of Forest Resources at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Forest Soils and Ecosystems in an Environment of Change. McIntire-Stennis project number ME042007.