Major research themes and projects in the Department

Plant Carbon Allocation

How do plants allocate fixed C to respiration, defense, growth and storage, and how do those patterns change with climate, CO2, or disturbance?

Lab ExperimentsField ExperimentsTracer Studies
 
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Soil Organic Matter

What processes control the age of carbon in soils and what is the role of recycling in soil C stabilization and dynamics?

TraceField ExperimentsLandscape
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Biodiversity

How does the identify of biota link to biogeochemical cycling?

Jena ExperimentAquaDivaGas MetabolomicsExploratories
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Landscape scale processes

How do processes operating at larger scales such as fire, land use or wind throw affect biogeochemical cycles ?

Vegetation StuctureTanguro FluxSAWI
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