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Area of Expertise:Ecology and Management of Rangelands
I study the impacts of woody plant encroachment into historic grasslands, specifically the influence of this large-scale land cover change on dryland decomposition and soil formation dynamics.
Area of Expertise:Disturbance regimes and impact on carbon cycling on high elevation pine forests
Field Assistant. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Field Assistant. Department of Biology. Toolik Lake Field Station, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK.
Area of Expertise:Phenology and the carbon cycle, hyperspectral imaging, drought
Area of Expertise:Dendrochronology
Area of Expertise:Biotic and abiotic drivers of ecosystem processes; ecosystem response to changes in climate, resource availability, and biotic community; social-ecological interactions
I am interested in the biotic and abiotic drivers of ecosystem processes and in how to predict the response of ecosystems to changes in climate, resource availability, and biotic composition. By understanding which alterations in an ecosystem result in large differences in functioning we can provide better information to managers and policy-makers about how to maintain ecosystems while allowing for adaptation to unavoidable changes. I am particularly interested in wetlands and linkages between aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Title:Post Doctoral Research Scholar
Area of Expertise:Ecohydrology, Ecosystem Ecology, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, Ecosystem Modeling
My primary research interest lies in understanding how above-ground and below ground plant processes are coupled as well as how plant-water relationship influence water and carbon flux across dryland and forest ecosystems and how external perturbations in the form of land use and climate change can affect the ecosystem dynamics at a landscape level.
Area of Expertise:David Moore is a plant ecologist and ecosystem scientist. His research uses a range of observation types from ground measurements to satellite remote sensing and focuses on ecosystem processes and transitions between ecosystem states both seasonally and interannually.
Plants mediate the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere, taking up approximately 120 giga-tons of carbon through photosynthesis from the atmosphere annually and returning about half that amount through respiration. Information about the controls of these processes is abundant at the leaf level but sparse at scales relevant to regional and global carbon balance. Although we can now collect, log and store more data and ecological observations than ever before, we are challenged to interpret and analyze these data effectively.
On August 30th, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment welcomed all graduate students to attend the SNRE Back-to-School Reception with faculty.
Each Professor prepared a slide to introduce themselves and discuss their research. For those that were not able to attend, the slides can be found here: New Student Orientation - About Our Faculty.
University of Arizona scientists and extension personnel will be featured speakers in a 2-day workshop on climate and forests. Lead conference organizer Chris Jones, UA Gila County cooperative extension agent, and colleagues from the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences worked with colleagues from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and other universities and agencies to bring together natural resource extension agents, forest ecosystem scientists, and others from around the U.S.