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

We hope you will consider attending our AGU sessions titled, Elucidating Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Integrating Theory, Observations, Experiments, and Models, I and II. The back-to-back sessions are on Monday, December 9, from 8 - 10 AM and 10:20 - 12:20 in Moscone West; 3003, L3. The poster session will also be on Monday, December 9, from 13:40 - 18:00 in Moscone South.

Check out lab Ph.D. candidate Si Gao's new meta-analysis in Science of the Total Environment on the effects of biochar on soil nutrient cycling! Congrats, Si!

We are still recruiting a postdoc to work on our new INCyTE and other lab projects. See the job ad on the "Opportunities" page by following this link, and please consider applying!

Alanna Shaw recently participated in "Woodstoich 4: Five Days of Peace and Stoichiometry" at Flathead Lake Biological Station. See the cool new paper her group produced titled, Constraining carbon and nutrient flows in soil with ecological stoichiometry, just published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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

Fiona's recent "accidental science" paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society on N2O emissions by leafcutter ants has been covered by Science and New Scientist. Her research really highlights the importance (and complexity) of biogeochemical processes. Just cool, fascinating research led by Fiona.

Cory is honored to have been named a "Highly Cited Researcher" in 2018 for multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

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