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Duncan Menge
Assistant Professor

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
BT picture Ben Taylor
Ph.D. student

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
TB picTom Bytnerowicz
Ph.D. student

Research interests: My research interests generally fall into the categories of biogeochemistry and plant community ecology. They include the effects of nitrogen fixers on ecosystems, the cycling of nutrients through ecosystems, competition between plant species, and the interactions between plant species and their environments.  CV
AQ picAndrew Quebbeman
Ph.D. student
EL pic Wenying Liao (Eleen)
M.A. student

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 investigating several possible explanations of the paradox, including the vertical nitrostat model and biological fixation strategies.  CV
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RA picRachel Arkebauer
Lab/field technician

Lab alumni

Visiting students
Kealohanuiopuna Kinney

Elizabeth Min
Franklin Roman-Rodriguez
Emily Stuchiner

Taylor Hains

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