Andrea Norton is an ecologist studying the world’s changing rivers. She examines patterns in temperature and nutrients to assess the response of watersheds to climate change. A record of how river environments are changing could help scientists predict future changes and develop strategies for successful management.
Prior to working at Woodwell Climate, Norton conducted research in freshwater chemistry and fisheries labs. She has deep expertise in aquatic ecology, biochemistry, water conservation, and science outreach and education. Her work is motivated by a love for outdoor spaces, particularly aquatic ones, and the knowledge that human impacts are damaging the health of these ecosystems.
Norton resides in New Bedford, MA, but spends time in and around water bodies in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. She is particularly fond of the Laurentian Great Lakes. When she is not working she can be found reading, hiking, or ice skating.