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Aquatic Ecology 2/14 Projects
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Global Change Biology 8/14 Projects
Microbial Ecology 3/14 Projects
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Nutrient Dynamics 3/14 Projects
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Modeling 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

Linking Whole Ecosystem Stoichiometry to Individual-level Nutrient Dynamics

The availability of nitrogen (N) and/or phosphorus (P) constrains primary production in most ecosystems worldwide. As a consequence, the fluxes of N and P through ecosystems are tightly linked. Thus, ...

Date September 2009 - present
Location International
Contact Ford Ballantyne

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

Information Theory Metrics and Land-Atmosphere Interactions

In this research, I am using a wavelet based information theory approach that I developed for many different applications. I've used this to look at the impacts of different spatial ...

Date August 2009 - present
Location Statewide
Contact Nate Brunsell

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Soil Erosion as an Influence on Atmospheric CO2

Recent studies indicate that soil erosion may serve as a net sink for carbon, though this is an unresolved controversy in the literature. We have developed a user-friendly, spreadsheet-based model ...

Date August 2009 - present
Location Statewide
Contact Sharon Billings

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Biofuel Crop Choices and Regional Carbon Cycling

Land cover in many regions of the world is changing as a result of enhanced interest in biofuels. In central North America, farmers are making different crop choices and are ...

Date June 2009 - present
Location North America
Contact Nate Brunsell

Eco-forecasting in the Great Plains

Date January 2006 - present
Location Great Plains
Contact Sharon Billings