Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lab

We are interested in how terrestrial ecosystems function, how they are being affected by human activities, and the consequences of environmental change for both humans and the ecosystems that we depend on.

Work in the Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lab spans a wide range of disciplines from soil biogeochemistry to microbial ecology and ecosystem science, and our projects vary in scale from plot-level studies investigating the effects of disturbance and global change on ecosystem processes to large-scale analyses of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

For more information on the work we do, feel free to browse around. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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Recent News

The INCyTE RCN is leading another virtual seminar this spring focusing on stoichiometric flexibility. Our goal is to develop a distributed experiment exploring stoichiometric relationships between above- and below-ground ecosystem components. Learn more about INCyTE and the seminar here.

Former lab postdoc Dr. Katy Dynarski recently published a paper in Ecology exploring patterns and controls of plant foliar stoichiometry across the U.S. using NEON data!

Check out our latest USGS Powell Center working group papers on N fixation. Cory led one that focuses on cryptic N fixation, and former lab postdoc Fiona Soper led another on N fixation sampling.