Soil Microbiology | Biogeochemistry
Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Sustainability: Effects of environmental change on biogeochemical cycles; community ecology and trophic dynamics; forest soil ecology; soil organic matter dynamics; sustainable agroecosystems; bio-based product crop production on marginal lands. Freedman Lab.
Soil Ecology, Microbiology, and Biogeochemistry: Soil microbial ecology; organic matter decomposition and carbon stabilization; global environmental change; stable isotopes; linking functional significance of microbial communities with ecosystem processes; fire effects on soil carbon and microbes; management and policy. Dr. Whitman is recruiting an MS or PhD student to research fire-adaptive traits in soil microbes and post-fire biogeochemistry, starting Fall 2023. The full position description may be found on the Whitman Lab website.
Actively looking for graduate students and postdocs who are eager to engage in fundamental and applied research related to Soil Biogeochemistry, Land Management, and Environmental Sustainability: Nitrogen and carbon biogeochemical cycles; Greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions; Nitrate leaching and runoff; Innovative manure and nutrient utilization; Composting; Climate change mitigation and adaptation; Ecosystem services and carbon markets; Dairy environmental sustainability; Novel methods in isotopic techniques; Mechanistic exploration of soil-plant-microbe interactions; Process-based modelling. Actively looking for graduate students and postdocs who are eager to engage in fundamental and applied research related to soil biogeochemistry, land management and environmental sustainability. Zhu-Barker Soil Biogeochemistry Lab website.