Natalie A. Griffiths


Natalie A. Griffiths is a Researcher in the Ecosystem Observations and Experiments group under the advisement of Dr. Paul Hanson. Griffiths received her BSc in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Toronto in 2005 and her PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Her dissertation research focused on quantifying the impact of row-crop agriculture (i.e., corn and soybeans) on carbon cycling in streams in the Midwestern U.S. At ORNL, she studies how anthropogenic activities influence biogeochemistry and hydrology of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems by actively participating in three projects: 1) Spruce and Peatland Responses under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE), (2) Environmental sustainability (water quality and quantity) of short rotation pine as a bioenergy feedstock in the Southeastern U.S., (3) Long-term monitoring of the Walker Branch Watershed.