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Research in our lab broadly focuses on biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships using soil systems as models. Soils contain the majority of the world’s biodiversity and perform critical functions such as nutrient cycling and carbon storage.

We use a combined approach of large-scale field observations, laboratory, greenhouse and field-scale experimental manipulations, and theoretical approaches to understand how global environmental changes will impact soil biodiversity and function.

As a research group who study the diversity of life on Earth, we place high priority on being inclusive to diversity among students and our colleagues. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team or learning more about our research.



Lab News

Aug 11/20 - Huge congratulations to Madi who successfully defended her MSc today on how Foliage Type Controls Mercury Input, Storage, and Release in the Boreal Forest

July 31/20 - Carlos' manuscript on microplastics in soils is now out in Soil Organisms.  It's open-access, so check it out!

June 13/20 -Very excited to announce my sabbatical research on Transoceanic dispersal of terrestrial species by debris rafting is published and available open-access

Jun 9/20 - Caitlyn's paper on Above- and belowground community linkages in boreal peatlands is open access at Plant Ecology 221: 615-632.