January 2017: Just started my new postdoctoral position in the Waring Lab at Utah State University!!
June 2016: Check out our recent paper published in Plant and Soil!
April 2016: Just successfully defended my PhD! Thank you to everyone who was there to show support!
August 2015: Congratulations to Justin Mathias on presenting his first talk at the ESA 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD! His research project was featured in an article in PLOS - check it out here!
As an ecosystem ecologist, I am interested in the effects of environmental change on Earth's ecosystems. My research incorporates core disciplines of plant physiology, ecology, and biogeochemistry to study how terrestrial carbon dynamics are influenced by anthropogenic activities and global change.
My postdoctoral research in Dr. Bonnie Waring's lab at Utah State University employs novel laboratory and field methods to better understand the processes that underlie the formation of stable soil organic matter (SOM).
In my dissertation work in Dr. Richard Thomas' lab at West Virginia University, I examined the effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on carbon cycling in high-elevation red spruce forests in central Appalachia. I have also worked in high-elevation red cedar forests in this region to examine how tree physiology has changed under decades of atmospheric pollution.
Visit my Research and Publications page for more information.
"I climbed the tree to see the world" - Cinematic Orchestra