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Aquatic Ecology 2/14 Projects
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Research Projects

Biogeochemistry at the Calhoun CZO

The Billings lab is invstigating how previous land cover and climate interact to drive ecosystem recovery. They are quantifying the biogeochemical legacies, some deep within soil profiles, of past land ...

Date January 2014 - present
Location Calhoun, SC and U. of Kansas
Contact Sharon Billings

Food Web Structure and Environmental Conditions in Ephemeral Wetlands

Our studies on ephemeral wetlands focus on fundamental and applied environmental regulation, especially of playa wetlands. Playas are common ephemeral wetlands in many arid to semi-arid regions of the world ...

Date October 2013 - present
Location U.S. Great Plains
Contact James H. Thorp


Temperature Sensitivity of Substrate Decomposition from Enzymes to Microbial Communities

This project explores how the stoichiometry of available resources, activation energies of substrate decay, and adaptive microbial physiology influence the temperature responses of substrate decay. We also are exploring how ...

Date August 2010 - present
Location Northeast Kansas
Contact Sharon Billings

Landscape Legacies in Rivers: Retrospective Analyses of Changes in Ecosystem Function across Two Centuries

Date January 2010 - present
Location Kansas and Missouri
Contact James H. Thorp

The Biogeochemistry of Soil Nitrogen Cycling with Changing Precipitation Regimes

Current climate models predict that the Central Plains of North America will likely experience similar rainfall amounts with climate change, with longer dry periods and more intense events. Little is ...

Date September 2009 - present
Location Central Plains
Contact Sharon Billings

Vegetation and Moisture Heterogeneity as Influences on Mass and Energy Fluxes and Lower Boundary Layer Turbulence

In this project we are using a large eddy simulation model under "real" conditions in which I force the model with satellite imagery coupled with a land-surface model. In order ...

Date September 2009 - present
Location Statewide
Contact Nate Brunsell