Research Interests: I am broadly interested in understanding the primary biotic controls regulating forest biogeochemical cycling and broader ecosystem functioning across varying spatial scales. I am particularly interested in the role of plant-fungal associations in regulating aboveground-belowground biogeochemical linkages and seek a better predictive understanding of how variations in aboveground plant community composition affect carbon and nutrient cycling in soils via such associations. In the face of large-scale land-use and climatic changes, understanding the key biotic factors regulating terrestrial biogeochemical is critical and my dissertation research aims to address this research gap.
Department of Biology
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Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405