Pearl Professor Emeritus
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading graduate schools--the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
Andrew J. Friedland is The Richard and Jane Pearl Professor in Environmental Studies and a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department at Dartmouth College. Professor Friedland has studied the effects of air pollution on high-elevation forests of the northeastern United States and has studied trace metals such as lead and mercury, and major elements such as nitrogen and calcium. And he has examined the impact of increased demand for wood as an energy substitute for fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, and the effect of clearcutting and climate change on carbon stored deep in forest soils. He has taught introductory environmental science and energy courses and courses in forest biogeochemistry, global change and soil science. Professor Friedland has received funding from the USDA Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation and private foundations. He has authored or co-authored ~80 peer-reviewed publications; two environmental science textbooks published by WH Freeman/Macmillan; and Writing Successful Science Proposals, published by Yale University Press. Professor Friedland was the founding chair of the committee that created Advanced Placement Environmental Science, which is taken by more than 170,000 students around the world each year. In 2015, Professor Friedland taught the first massive, online, open-access courseOpens in a new window (MOOC) offered through DartmouthX (the Dartmouth partner in edX.org). Professor Friedland received a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science (formerly the Department of Geology) in 1985, from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty at Dartmouth since 1987. In 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).