My research focuses on carbon cycling in forests, grasslands, and agroecosystems in response to human land-use and management decisions and climate change. I am passionate about furthering our understanding of soil carbon cycling and applying soil science to help manage our land resources sustainably, mitigate climate change, and promote food security and ecosystem services by enhancing soil health. I am particularly interested in investigating the interdependence of soil properties, soil depth, microbes, and plants with respect to carbon protection and decomposition.
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Soil Organic Carbon
My work on soil organic carbon cycling spans from microscales (investigating clay-aggregate-associated carbon protection) to macroscales (regional field trials) across various ecosystems and land uses.
My passion is for understanding how human land-use and management decisions and climate change affect carbon cycling in various ecosystems globally, and how we can manage our land resources sustainably.