STABLE ISOTOPE LAB, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
I am conducting my postdoctoral research with Dr. John Stark in his Stable Isotope Lab. Here, I'm excited to be working with stable isotopes to understand how water and nutrients influence soil microbial carbon use efficiency, as well as soil carbon storage, in both the field and the lab.
TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY LAB, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Dr. Cory Cleveland advised my PhD research in the Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lab. I continue to work with his group to investigate how plant-microbial mutualisms facilitate nutrient acquisition and mediate tropical tree growth, the role of tropical tree phylogeny in influencing below ground processes, and the bioavailability of phosphorus to microbial communities and tropical trees.
PORDER LAB, BROWN UNIVERSITY
I enjoy collaborating with Dr. Stephen Porder and Brooke Osborne (PhD Candidate). As part of a larger group, we are investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing below ground processes.
ASNER LAB, STANFORD
My ongoing collaboration with Drs. Greg Asner and Chris Balzotti (Postdoctoral Researcher) has been with the larger group investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing below ground processes. However, the insights they provided me into remote sensing and how it can be used in ecology has been incredibly valuable.
SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE I worked as a STRI Short-Term Fellow with Drs. Ben Turner and Klaus Winter for the last chapter of dissertation. Together, we investigated how a diverse set of nutrient acquisition strategies can mediate tropical tree growth at low nutrient availabilities and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.
SULLIVAN LAB, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - RENO
Dr. Ben Sullivan was my first scientific mentor while I was an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University and I continue to collaborate with him today. We work on a range of projects, including the response of nutrient acquisition strategies to plot scale fertilization in a lowland tropical rain forest, and nutrient dynamics across pan tropical secondary forest succession.
TOWNSEND LAB, DUKE UNIVERSITY
Working with Drs. Alan Townsend and Phil Taylor (Postdoctoral Researcher) has been and continues to be such a pleasure. As part of a larger group, we are investigating the role of tree phylogeny in influencing below ground processes. However, their big picture ideas and input on my dissertation research has made my work stronger and more ecologically sound.
YLVA LEKBERG, MPG RANCH
Dr. Ylva Lekberg, a mycologist at MPG Ranch, has been an instrumental contributor to my dissertation research. She pushes me to be a critical thinker and makes my work stronger.