Staff Profile
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Gary has been working in global change/CO2 effects on the environment since 1985. Trained as an Ag Engineer, he worked with Peace Corp Jamaica and the USDA before coming to SERC in 1990, when he joined the CO2 group under plant physiologist Bert Drake. He has been working with the Biogeochemistry Lab continuing research on the effects of global change on the marsh ecosystem. He also does regular station manager stints at the Smithsonian lab in Belize. He plays bass and other instruments in many musical projects. He enjoys travel, especially when it can be combined with music and/or science!