We study how humans 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.
Human impacts on ecosystems are widespread and diverse, so we work in a variety of environments including grasslands, forests, and agriculture.
Updates and News
Congrats to Sarah Brickman for winning the student poster competition for the Soil Carbon and GHG Emissions Community at 2022 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meeting for her work on what drives N2O emissions in pasture systems!
Check out our new article on warming winters and nutrient export: article in Environmental Research Letters or popular press (Smithsonian, Earth, Nature World News).
Impacts of warming on forest nutrient loss vary by soil type - new paper by Dr. Stephanie Juice in Biogeochemistry.
Check out Dr. Melissa Pastore's excellent concept piece on cool air pooling sites as microrefugia for ecosystem functioning in Ecology!
Congrats to Drs. Brittany Lancellotti, Adam Noel, and Lindsay Barbieri on excellent defenses - we can't wait to see what's next for you.
Congrats to Kyle Dittmer on his article on agricultural management and greenhouse gas emissions in Journal of Environmental Quality!
Congrats to Dustin Kincaid on his article on river fluxes of phosphorous and nitrogen in Water Resources Research!
Congrats to Erin Seybold on her new job at the Kansas Geological Survey AND on her article in Biogeochemistry!
Check out our project on best management practices in the dominant agroecosystems of the NE - many thanks to the USDA Climate Hub for their amazing work on this 360 project:
project page, virtual tour, and YouTube playlist.
Congrats to Lindsay Barbieri on her Clean Energy Fund Award!
Our SSSAJ publication on GHG emissions from agriculture during wintertime thaws: "Manure application decisions impact N2O and CO2 emissions during non-growing season thaws." Or check us out on Science Daily here.
New publication in Ecology Letters on when and how much diversity matters for forest carbon storage: "Ecosystem context illuminates conflicting roles of plant diversity in carbon storage."
Congratulations to Lindsay Barbieri on her Switzer Fellowship!
Congratulations to Kyle Dittmer on his NE SARE Graduate Student Grant!
Congrats to PhD student Stephanie Juice on her NSF GRFP!