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Duncan Menge
Assistant Professor, E3B

Research and teaching interests: Ecosystem ecology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, evolutionary ecology, global change science, complex systems science, plain old ecology.  CV

Contact: dm2972[at]columbia[dot]edu, (212) 854-6889
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Ph.D. student, E3B

Research interests: My research interests surround the environ- mental conditions that influence plant growth and how plants, in return, can influence those environmental conditions.  My pre- vious work has focused on applying plant nutrient acquisition via fine root foraging strategies and mycorrhizal fungi associations to ecosystem-level cycling of carbon and nitrogen.  CV, website
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M.A. student, E3B

Research interests: Interactions among plants, their associated organisms, and abiotic processes, and how these affect nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems.  One focus of my research is the nitrogen paradox in temperate vs. tropical forests: I am investiga- ting several possible explanations of the paradox, including the vertical nitrostat model and biological fixation strategies.  CV
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Lab technician
Elizabeth Min
Research intern
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B.A. student, Environmental Biology, Class of 2015
KK picKealohanuiopuna Kinney
Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Brown EEB (Advisor: Jim Kellner)

Research interests: My research addresses how fire regimes affect the long-term development of dryland ecosystems.  I use airborne remote sensing and field biogeochemistry to investigate how dryland Hawaiian ecosystems vary over time in response to nutrient availability and fire.  I am visiting E3B to collaborate with Duncan Menge and Carla Staver on developing theory about how net primary productivity responds to repeated fires and nutrient availability over time.

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

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