Michael Dietze

Associate Professor, Earth & Environment, College of Arts & Sciences

Michael Dietze is an associate professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The goal of Professor Dietze’s research is to gain a quantitative understanding of plant ecosystem and community dynamics across scales from the individual to the globe. He and his team plain to achieve this by obtaining a balanced combination of field research, novel statistical methods, numerical models, and ecoinformatics tools. Their current projects include climate-fire-vegetation relationships in the Alaskan tundra, assessing climate change impacts on forest biodiversity, the role of carbon reserves in forest demography, assessing the sustainability of woody biofuel feedstocks, validating ecosystem models against paleoecological data, and the development of ecoinformatics tools for model-data integration.