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Microbial Ecology Research Projects

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

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

Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Microbial Activity with Elevated CO2 and Altered N Availability in a Pine Forest

Past funding provided the opportunity to explore how soil microbial groups alter their activity levels with elevated CO2 and altered nitrogen availability, in conjunction with Dr. Susan Ziegler at Memorial ...

Date July 2009 - present
Location North America
Contact Sharon Billings

Dissertation Research: Beyond the Black Box: Understanding the Relationship between Microbial Community Structure and Function under Environmental Stress and Disturbance

Date January 2009 - present
Location Eastern Kansas
Contact Sharon Billings