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Global Change Biology 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

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

Soil Organic Matter Processing with Warming in the Moist Boreal Forests of Eastern Canada

Understanding how the vast reservoir of soil organic carbon in boreal systems will respond to warming is critical for predicting future climate. As the boreal forests of eastern North America ...

Date September 2009 - present
Location Eastern Canada
Contact Sharon Billings

Regional Impacts of Global Climate Change

We are using global climate models to ascertain the local impacts of climate change in the central United States. We do this by coupling GCM output with regional climate models ...

Date August 2009 - present
Location Central US
Contact Nate Brunsell

Tree Susceptibility to Insect-Driven Disturbance

Climate models predict that disturbances for North American forests will likely be more frequent and intense as a result of anthropogenic climate change. A recent outbreak of a native insect, ...

Date August 2009 - present
Location Ozark Mountains
Contact Sharon Billings

Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Oxygen as Indicators of Tree Response to Climate

Assessing δ13C and δ18O of tree-rings in co-occurring species and relating these parameters to known environmental conditions can tell us much about variation between species in their response to climate. ...

Date July 2009 - present
Location North America
Contact Sharon Billings