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Research in the Menge lab bridges ecosystem ecology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, and evolutionary ecology.  We are located in the E3B department at Columbia University. Please click on the links above to learn more about who we are and what we do.
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     Ben measures Taylor's bh.                          Nodules!
     (This is important science)

June 2014
: Essay out in the ESA Bulletin's "Paper Trail" series. Menge 2014.

June 2014
: Emily and Franklin began summer internships.  Welcome!

April 2014
: Eleen got summer research funding from Sigma Xi! Congratulations!

April 2014: Ben got summer funding from ILAS!  Congrats!

April 2014
: Tom's paper on modeling temperature effects on seed germination of Zannichellia palustris is out in Environmental and Experimental Botany.  Bytnerowicz & Carruthers 2014.

April 2014
: Duncan gave a seminar at Cornell University.  Nice to meet the dynamic group there and learn about their work.

March 2014
: Two new Ph.D. students, Tom and Andrew, accepted offers to start in the Menge lab in fall 2014.  Welcome in advance!

February 2014
: Ben's paper on responses of mycorrhizal root tips to global change manipulations in the Duke forest is out online in Global Change Biology.  Pritchard, Taylor et al. 2014.

February 2014
: Duncan gave a seminar in Brown University's EEB department.  It was nice getting to meet the great people there and hear about all the cool stuff they're doing.

January 2014
: Paper accepted by Ecology about the latitudinal gradient of N-fixing tree abundance.  Menge, Lichstein, & Angeles-Perez, available as a preprint here.

January 2014: Welcome to Kealoha, who's visiting the Menge lab this semester from Brown!

December 2013
: Bruce and Duncan's Intermittent Upwelling Hypothesis paper has been recommended on Faculty of 1000.

December 2013
: Duncan talked at AGU about some uses of nitrogen isotopes in ecosystem ecology.

November 2013
: First lab field trip to Black Rock Forest.  A fine time was had by all despite the snow.  Pictures to the left.

October 2013
: Ben's paper on scaling of minirhizotron data is out in Plant and Soil.  Taylor, Beidler, Strand, & Pritchard 2013.

October 2013
: Welcome to Andrew!

September 2013
: Welcome to Elizabeth and Taylor!

September 2013: Fall semester begins, bringing the maiden voyage of the course Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change.

August 2013
: Eleen arrives in NY.  Welcome!

August 2013: Duncan arrives in NY.  Let the science begin.

August 2013: Paper out in Ecological Monographs about the Intermittent Upwelling Hypothesis. Menge & Menge 2013.

July 2013: Welcome Ben, the first Menge lab Ph.D. student, who arrived before the Menge lab.

June 2013: Duncan has been named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America for 2013-2017.

June 2013: Ben's paper on root sampling is out in Ecology Letters.  Taylor, Beidler, Cooper, Strand, & Pritchard 2013.

May 2013
: Paper out in PTRS-B reviewing and proposing a new global estimate of terrestrial biological nitrogen fixation. Vitousek, Menge, Reed, & Cleveland 2013.

May 2013: Author Spotlight in PLoS focused on 2012 PLoS ONE paper by Menge, Hedin, & Pacala.

April 2013: Duncan, along with co-authors Lars Hedin and Steve Pacala, receives Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award from ESA's Theory Section for 2012 paper on long-term ecosystem development.

Menge Lab, E3B department, Columbia University
, (212) 854-6889
10th floor, Schermerhorn Extension
1200 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10027

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