Robert W. Howarth is the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology at Cornell University. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the journal of Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Research (OLAR) and he is also Chair of the SCOPE International Biofuels Project
The focus of the Howarth Lab is on human alteration of element cycles (particularly nutrients) in coastal marine ecosystems and in the watersheds that feed them. Dr Howarth also works on the environmental consequences of energy systems, particularly from oil and gas development and from biofuels, emphasizing water quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
Dr. Howarth received his Ph.D. (1979) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.