Dr. Christopher Potter is currently a NASA Senior Research Scientist in the Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch at Ames Research Center.
He holds a Ph.D. and a Master's degree in forest ecology from Emory University. He came to NASA in 1990 as a National Research Council (NRC) Associate. He and his colleagues were awarded NASA's Public Service Medal for development of the first computer model for global ecosystem exchange of all major biogenic trace gases with the atmosphere.
Potter has been a NASA Science Team Member on the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA-ECO I and II), EOS Interdisciplinary Science (EOS-IDS), Intelligent Data Understanding, NASA's Astrobiology Institute, the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS), and Land Surface Hydrology. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
In 2007, Potter was selected as a NASA Ames Associate Fellow in recognition of exceptional scientific research achievement.