The Global Change Ecology Lab combines biogeochemistry and microbial ecology to better understand how wetlands and other ecosystems respond to global change. In particular, we focus on the feedback between plants and microbes and how these interactions shape the dynamic, ecosystem-level responses to the global change factors affecting coastal ecosystems, including warming, elevated CO2, and sea level rise.
Current research themes include:
- Understanding how plant-microbe interactions control wetland carbon sequestration under global change scenarios
- Investigating how methane cycling dynamics respond to warming and sea-level rise
- Improving coastal ecosystem representation in Earth Systems Models