Richard A. Houghton
The Woods Hole Research Center
P.O. Box 296
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543
Tel: (508) 540-9900; Fax: (508) 540-9700
B.A. Biology, Hamilton College
Long Island University, Special student in Oceanography
Ph.D. Ecology, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook
Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Visiting Senior Scientist, Office of Mission to Planet Earth, NASA, Wash., D.C.
Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, MA
Associate Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Res. Assoc., Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Research Associate, Biology Department, Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY
Marquis Who’s Who in America
Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Forest Science, University of Munich
Associate Editor, Environmental Reviews
National Technical Advisory Committee for NIGEC
Landsat Pathfinder Science Working Group
Member - Ecological Society of America
Member - American Geophysical Union
Member - Sigma Xi
Houghton, R.A. 1999. The annual net flux of carbon to the atmosphere from changes in land use 1850-1990. Tellus51B:298-313.
Houghton, R.A., J.L. Hackler and K.T. Lawrence. 1999. The U.S. carbon budget: contributions from land-use change. Science 285:574-578.
Houghton, R.A. 2000. Emissions of carbon from land-use change. Pages 63-76 in: The Carbon Cycle (T.M.L. Wigley and D.S. Schimel, editors), Cambridge University Press, New York, NY.
Houghton, R.A. and J.L. Hackler. 2000. Changes in terrestrial carbon storage in the United States. 1. The roles of agriculture and forestry. Global Ecology and Biogeography 9:125-144.
Houghton, R.A., J.L. Hackler and K.T. Lawrence. 2000. Changes in terrestrial carbon storage in the United States. 2. The role of fire and fire management.Global Ecology and Biogeography9:145-170.
Noble, I., M. Apps, R. Houghton, D. Lashof, W. Makundi, D. Murdiyarso, B. Murray, W. Sombroek and R. Valentini. 2000. Implications of different definitions and generic issues. Pages 53-126 in: R.T. Watson, I.R. Noble, B. Bolin, N.H. Ravindranath, D.J. Verardo and D.J. Dokken (editors). Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry. A Special Report of the IPCC. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Houghton, R.A. and J.L. Hackler. 2001. Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere from Land-Use Changes: 1850 to 1990. ORNL/CDIAC-131, NDP-050/R1. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Pacala, S.W., G.C. Hurtt, D. Baker, P. Peylin, R.A. Houghton, R.A. Birdsey, L. Heath, E.T. Sundquist, R.F. Stallard, P. Ciais, P. Moorcroft, J.P. Caspersen, E. Shevliakova, B. Moore, G. Kohlmaier, E. Holland, M. Gloor, M.E. Harmon, S.-M. Fan, J.L. Sarmiento, C.L. Goodale, D. Schimel and C.B. Field. 2001. Consistent land- and atmosphere-based U.S. carbon sink estimates. Science 292:2316-2320.
Schimel, D.S., J.I. House, K.A. Hibbard, P. Bousquet, P. Ciais, P. Peylin, B.H. Braswell, M.J. Apps, D. Baker, A. Bondeau, J. Canadell, G. Churkina, W. Cramer, A.S. Denning, C.B. Field, P. Friedlingstein, C. Goodale, M. Heimann, R.A. Houghton, J.M. Melillo, B. Moore III, D. Murdiyarso, I. Noble, S.W. Pacala, I.C. Prentice, M.R. Raupach, P.J. Rayner, R.J. Scholes, W.L. Steffen and C. Wirth. 2001. Recent patterns and mechanisms of carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems. Nature 414:169-172.
DeFries, R.S., R.A. Houghton, M.C. Hansen, C.B. Field, D. Skole and J. Townshend. 2002. Carbon emissions from tropical deforestation and regrowth based on satellite observations for the 1980s and 90s. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99:14256-14261.
Goodale, C.L., M.J. Apps, R.A. Birdsey, C.B. Field, L.S. Heath, R.A. Houghton, J.C. Jenkins, G. H. Kohlmaier, W. Kurz, S. Liu, G.-J. Nabuurs, S. Nilsson and A.Z. Shvidenko. 2002. Forest carbon sinks in the northern hemisphere. Ecological Applications 12:891-899.
Houghton, R.A. 2002. Magnitude, distribution and causes of terrestrial carbon sinks and some implications for policy. Climate Policy2:71-88.
Hurtt, G.C., S.W. Pacala, P.R. Moorcroft, J. Caspersen, E. Shevliakova, R.A. Houghton and B. Moore III. 2002. Projecting the future of the U.S. carbon sink. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences99:1389-1394.
Houghton, R.A. 2003. Revised estimates of the annual net flux of carbon to the atmosphere from changes in land use and land management 1850-2000. Tellus 55B:378-390.
Houghton, R.A. 2003. Why are estimates of the terrestrial carbon balance so different? Global Change Biology 9:500-509.
Houghton, R.A. and J.L. Hackler. 2003. Sources and sinks of carbon from land-use change in China. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17(2):1034.
House, J.I., I.C. Prentice, N. Ramankutty, R.A. Houghton and M. Heimann. 2003. Reconciling apparent inconsistencies in estimates of terrestrial CO2 sources and sinks. Tellus 55B:345-363.