Adjunct Associate Professor
Lydia joined the Nicholas Institute after spending a year as an AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Fellow working with Senator Joseph Lieberman on environmental and energy issues. Before moving to Washington, D.C., she was a researcher with the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Global Ecology, where she studied the biogeochemical impacts of logging in the Brazilian Amazon and utilized remote sensing to extrapolate regional impacts. She received her PhD from Stanford University, where she studied nutrient cycling in tropical forests, and earned a master’s degree in forest science from Yale University. She has published in a wide range of professional journals including Ecosystems, Biogeochemistry, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Forest Ecology and Management, Earth Interactions, and Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Politics, Environmental Management, The Environmental Law Reporter, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Advances in Agronomy and Global Change Biology, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
In The News
Olander, L, and Maltby, L. "Mainstreaming ecosystem services into decision making." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12, no. 10 (December 2014): 539-539.
Olander, LP, Wollenberg, E, Tubiello, FN, and Herold, M. "Synthesis and Review: Advancing agricultural greenhouse gas quantification." Environmental Research Letters 9, no. 7 (July 1, 2014): 075003-075003.
Robertson, M, BenDor, TK, Lave, R, Riggsbee, A, Ruhl, JB, and Doyle, M. "Stacking ecosystem services." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12, no. 3 (April 2014): 186-193.
Salzman, J, Arnold, C, Garcia, R, Hirokawa, K, Jowers, K, LeJava, J, Peloso, M, and Olander, L. "The Most Important Current Research Questions in Urban Ecosystem Services." Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (2014): 1-47.
Ogle, SM, Olander, L, Wollenberg, L, Rosenstock, T, Tubiello, F, Paustian, K, Buendia, L, Nihart, A, and Smith, P. "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting agricultural management for climate change in developing countries: providing the basis for action." Global Change Biology 20, no. 1 (January 2014): 1-6.