We study how forest carbon, water, and nutrient cycling respond to environmental and land use change, and management activities. We are interested in the maintenance of functionally diverse, healthy ecosystems, and the tolerance of external disturbances. We use a combination of field observations (eddy covariance, allometry, chamber fluxes, micrometeorological monitoring), field and laboratory experiments, and empirical and ecosystem models to answer questions about the physiological processes that govern ecosystem resilience in the changing environment.
Active areas of work include:
- Management and land use change effects on soil carbon dynamics
- Belowground carbon allocation
- The interactions between of water and nutrient availability with ecosystem carbon dynamics
- Seasonality of ecosystem processes
- Developing tools for the valuation of soil carbon and other ecosystem services