Patrick Farrar supports field research teams in studying the dynamics of carbon in forest and grassland ecosystems, assessing how plants and soils are changing in response to climate change and human development. He believes in taking a multidisciplinary approach to studying climate and is interested in the application of natural sciences, sociology, economics, law, and politics in developing equitable climate solutions.
Before joining Woodwell, Farrar conducted field research for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to improve longleaf pine forest management. He also worked with American Conservation Experience on a variety of conservation and restoration projects on public lands.
Farrar enjoys hiking, camping, listening to music, and playing guitar in his spare time.