Submitted on Thursday, 3/9/2023, at 3:56 PM

The Cornell Daily Sun – “From leading a Cornell research lab to being featured in The New York Times, Prof. Robert Howarth, ecology and evolutionary biology, has spent his career studying and educating the public on climate change,” says a profile in the student newspaper of Cornell University, where the Amherst alumnus has taught for more than 30 years.

“When I was an undergraduate, I didn’t know if I wanted to be a scientist or if I wanted to be an environmental lawyer or a policy person—someone out there making a real difference,” Howarth is quoted as saying. His B.A. in biology from Amherst was followed by a Ph.D. from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Today Howarth is Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology.

Among other highlights of his career, the profile, written by Cornell student Aimée Eicher, mentions Howarth’s research, with Anthony Ingraffea, into methane emissions associated with natural gas; this research was publicized in The New York Times, and Time magazine named Howarth and Ingraffea two of their “People Who Mattered” for that year. Howarth currently serves on New York State’s Climate Action Council.