Research

We aim to understand soil ecological interactions and their role in biogeochemical cycling, environmental quality, and  food production at different scales.

 

From root interactions to ecosystem assessments, we are committed to finding ecologically-based solutions to environmental problems related to soil management. Out lab investigates how soil ecological interactions drive ecosystem services processes such as nutrient cycling and plant productivity, and how this effects environmental quality (i.e. emissions of trace gases, carbon sequestration, or water quality).

Our research integrates different methodologies, including soil physical, biological, and chemical assays, as well as a range of techniques used to investigate the interaction of soils with other ecological compartments such as analysis of trace gas emissions, plant physiological measures, and stable isotopes. Experiments are carried out at different scales from lab incubations to a greenhouse or in the field and across different ecosystems from agricultural, forest, and grasslands.