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Research and teaching interests: Ecosystem ecology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, evolutionary ecology, global change science, plain old ecology. CV
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Research interests: My research program blends plant community and ecosystem ecology with conservation biology to understand how human-driven perturbations interact with environmental variability to affect plant communities and ecosystem processes. Within this framework, I am especially interested in exploring the mechanistic underpinnings of species interactions, their effects on resource distribution, and how these individual-level interactions affect ecosystem processes at broader scales. Most of my work focuses on examining multi-faceted aspects of positive species interactions, from tightly coupled mutualisms to indirect complementarity between species. CV, website
Research interests: My research interests surround the environmental conditions that influence plant growth and how plants, in return, can influence those environmental conditions. Plant strategies for obtaining belowground resources may change under varying environmental conditions such as human land use and increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. My research aims at understanding how individual plant processes of fine root uptake and symbiotic nitrogen fixation serve to couple global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and water in an increasingly human-dominated world. CV, website
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
Research interests: I am generally interested in the relationship between soil microbial and plant communities within the context of biogeochemical cycles. This includes spatial patterns of association between plants and soil microbes, functional differences between soil microbial communities, and the role of aboveground-belowground interactions in biogeochemical processes. CV
Research interests: My research interests are ecosystem ecology, ecosystem theory, and applied math. I hope to study the interaction between nitrogen availability, symbiotic nitrogen fixation, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in ecosystems. CV
Research interests: My research interests are in ecosystem ecology, specifically regarding soil nutrient availability and distribution. I hope to work on soil microbial processes, biofertilizers, and spatial modeling of nutrient distributions to better understand ecosystem conservation and land reclamation practices.
Research interests: My research explores biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology in agricultural systems. I'm interested in optimizing the use of nitrogen to maximize ecosystem services such as food production, nutrient cycling, and carbon storage, while minimizing the associated ecological and environmental costs of unwanted nutrient export such as eutrophication, greenhouse gas production, and biodiversity loss. CV
|Rachel Arkebauer |
Research interests: I enjoy periodically growing and killing plants as science dictates, fixing things that are broken, and learning about ecology.
|Andrés Salazar |
Research interests: My research interests broadly include how biogeochemistry and geobiology can help predict future climate scenarios, understand paleoclimate in terms of Earth-biosphere co-evolution, and shed light on the origin of life as well as astrobiology.
|Kaye Shek |
Research interests: My research interests include soil microbial communities and their functional roles within ecosystems, specifically their effects on plant community assembly. I am also interested in the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on these communities, specifically agricultural disturbance and deforestation.
|Elsie Platzer |
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