College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Peter Reich is a Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of Forest Resources. His teaching and research focus on ecology, global change and the sustainability of managed and unmanaged terrestrial ecosystems.
Regionally, his interests lie in the forests and grasslands of mid-North America and globally on terrestrial ecosystems in aggregate. Reich's work has been critical in uncovering the patterns and implications of species differences in plant traits; understanding the evolutionary and physiological nature of such patterns; and developing general predictive equations useful in modeling the patterns at a variety of scales.
As an Institute on the Environment resident fellow, Reich is connecting social, political and environmental threads so that local and global societies recognize the need to work toward a sustainable future.
See Reich's faculty page for more info.