Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
I am a community ecologist who asks broad ecological questions about what drives ecosystem function and community assembly using some of the smallest and most numerous things on earth: chemical elements, microorganisms and invertebrates. I combine the technical toolkit of a microbiologist and bioinformatician to conduct field- and lab-based experiments that investigate key ecological processes. While my research interests are extensive, a common theme throughout is exploring soil and leaf litter environments to understand ecosystem-level processes like nutrient cycling and decomposition.
Monday, August 2, 2021