We study how global changes alter ecosystems, whether these alterations will feed back to further impact global change, and what this means for humans.
We combine quantitative modeling and experimental methods to address these complex questions, with a focus on identifying the mechanisms underlying ecosystem processes.
The effects of anthropogenic changes are widespread and diverse, so we work in a variety of environments including grasslands, forests and agriculture.
Updates and News
Welcome Stephanie Juice! Stephanie will be joining us to research forest climate change biogeochemistry.
Welcome to Tyler Goeschel! Tyler will be working with the interdisciplinary Agricultural Resilience group to quantify carbon storage in and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural best management practices in Vermont.
Our session on the "Agricultural Resiliency in a Changing Climate" panel at the Northeast Organic Farming Assoc of VT (NOFA) winter conference made the local news!
Carol gave a seminar on "Carbon fluxes and feedbacks in a changing world" for the Biology Department at UVM on January 28, 2013.
New paper in PLoS ONE on modeling decomposition. The R code for performing a beta regression can also be found here.
Check out our review of photodecomposition in Biogeochemistry here.