An Archive of Our Completed Lab Projects
An Integrated Network for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research on Feedbacks to the Atmosphere and ClimatE (INTERFACE)
The INTERFACE research coordination network brings together three groups within the global change research community — researchers conducting field experiments, researchers who use ecosystem-scale models, and researchers working on land-atmosphere interactions in Earth system models (ESMs).
This research was funded by the National Science Foundation.
The role of foundation species and faunal biodiversity in ecosystem structure and function
In collaboration with Aaron Ellison (Harvard), Nick Gotelli (UVT), and Nate Sanders (U Copenhagen), we established an experiment to determine if observed changes in ecosystem processes can be accounted for directly by changes in faunal biodiversity, or if there is there a unique interaction between the loss of Hemlock trees and the compositional shifts in associated plant and faunal assemblages.
Developing a systems biology approach for linking genetic and environmental constraints to primary productivity
This research was funded by the University of Tennessee Joint Directed Research and Development program.
Drought in pinyon-juniper woodlands
On a project lead by Melissa Cregger, we collaborated with Nate McDowell (LANL) and Will Pockman (UNM) on a project at the Sevilleta LTER investigating how soil bacterial and fungal communities respond to experimental changes in precipitation.
Old-field Community, Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation (OCCAM)
We established a multi-factor climatic change experiment in an old-field to test the relative importance of direct and interactive effects of climatic drivers on ecosystem function.
This research was funded by the DOE Program for Ecosystem Research.
The role of nutrient availability in limiting forest response to global change
We examined if previously observed changes in carbon allocation to fine roots is due to N limitation and what an increase in soil C from root inputs might mean for long-term C storage and N cycling in forests.
This research was funded by the DOE Terrestrial Carbon Program.