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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.

Graduate student opportunities now available



Lab News

Apr 2/19 - What a week! Great job everyone:

Mar 15/19 - So excited for Carlos to spend the summer in Germany on a Mitacs scholarship to work with Matthias Rillig

Dec 12/18 - Congratulations to Jordan who successfully defended his MSc thesis.