By combining the findings of many individual studies, we can identify commonalities and differences within and among ecosystems in their responses to global change. Kim is currently leading a collaborative effort (CoRRE) aimed at examining the variation in community responses to global change. This synthesis effort will provide insight into the factors underlying the trajectory and predictability of shifts in community composition and ecosystem function in response to global change manipulations.
Our lab is also actively involved in the Nutrient Network (NutNet). NutNet derives its power from its replicated design, manipulating nutrient availability and herbivore presence at more than 100 sites around the world to address long-standing ecological questions.