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

Congratulations to Alanna Shaw whose global analysis of temperature effects on P mineralization in soils has recently been published in Biogeochemistry!

Congratulations to former lab postdoc Dr. Fiona Soper! Fiona is now an assistant professor at McGill University!

We are currently recruiting a Ph.D. student to help lead a collaborative project studying nitrogen fixation in post-fire forests in Yellowstone National Park. Please see the Opportunities page for more details.

We are happy to announce that Dr. Katherine Dynarski joined the team on September 1! Katy is helping to lead our INCyTE research activities. Welcome, Katy!

Cory and Katy are excited to participate in a 2-year project on N fixation in terrestrial ecosystems, sponsored by the USGS John Wesley Powell Center.

Cory has been named F1000 contributor and was recently featured as a Faculty Member of the Month.

We are happy to announce a new Research Coordination Network. INCyTE will investigate Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems with a focus on merging perspectives from the experimental and modeling communities.