Our lab has specialized in ecosystem science, physiology and aquatic ecology of native cottonwood forests in the western US. We are always looking for new projects. Below-ground ecology, aquatic science, decomposition studies, carbon cycling, tree water-use, isotope analyses,¬† and nutrient cycling are just a few of the areas we have explored in the ecology of cottonwoods in colaboration with the cottonwood ecology group. We have especially focused on the role of genetic variation in structuring larger ecosystem processes. See our publications page for more on this topic. Also see the new documentary on this work “A thousand invisible chords:¬†connecting¬†genes to ecosystems” here :

A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems, the complete movie from Research on Vimeo.




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A biogeochemistry and ecology research labratory at The Evergreen State College