Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Timothy Griffin, who is Associate Professor and Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, received his Ph.D. in crop and soil science from Michigan State University. Dr. Griffin is also a faculty steering committee member for the Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program at Tufts. His primary research interest is the intersection of agriculture and the environment, and the development and implementation of sustainable production systems. Additional current research interests include environmental impacts of agriculture (nutrient flows, carbon retention and loss, and climate change), impacts of policy on adoption of agricultural practices and systems, and development and implementation of equitable food systems at the local to regional scales. Dr. Griffin’s past research responsibilities have included field and lab components addressing: crop management, alternative crop development, short- and long-term effects of cropping systems on potato yield and quality, management strategies to improve soil quality, manure nitrogen and phosphorus availability, soil carbon sequestration and cycling, emission of greenhouse gases from high-value production systems, and grain production for organic dairy systems.
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155