Alex is interested in how ecosystem function is altered in response to global changes such as drought, rainfall intensification, and N deposition. His research uses stable isotope and molecular approaches to explore how N transformations in terrestrial ecosystems respond to these global changes.
Aral C. Greene, Ph.D. student
Aral is a recent UCSB graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Evolution. She has worked as a field technician in the Arctic and as an intern for the TRACE project in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. In addition to leading research projects on soil greenhouse gas emissions, she is advancing other projects in the lab including a rainfall manipulation experiment. Her personal research interests include soil biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling.
Elizah Stephens, Ph.D. Student
Johann Püspök, Ph.D. Student
Karen Argumedo is interested in nutrient cycling and in the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on human health.
Nikki Shelton is interested in the diversity of soil microbes and their ecosystem functions. Through a human health perspective, she is also interested in the disproportionate effects of greenhouse gas emissions on low-income and marginalized communities.
Heather Haro is interested in soil microbial processes and ecosystem function.
Past lab members
Kobe Luu, undergraduate research assistant