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

Cory has been selected as a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America!

We welcome Ms. Si Gao to the lab! Si is working with Tom DeLuca (CFC Dean), but we are happy to have her in the group.

See Fiona Soper's latest work published in Ecosystems on N cycling in tropical forest!

We are happy to see two good friends making a big difference. Former Ph.D. student Dr. Sarah Castle has launched a cool new non-profit called The Cairn Project, and Dr. Phil Taylor is making a huge splash with his new startup Mad Agriculture! We wish you both all the best with these exciting, bold projects!

Cory is now the Chair of the Department of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences

Lab and collaborators from U Colorado and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute receive ~$800k from NSF to study plant nutrient acquisition in Panamanian tropical forests.