Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Field Research Experience


Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) Experiment (08/2011 - PRESENT)

Microbial response to climate change; plant microbial interactions

Lab: Matt Wallenstein, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory - CSU

Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Pinyon-Juniper Core Site LTER (06/2010 – 12/2010)

Ecophysiology / Ecosystem carbon budget analysis

Lab: Mike Ryan, USFS-RMRS

Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Pine Canyon Experimental Watershed, BIBE, TX (10/2003 – 12-2010)

Soil Microbial and Plant Ecosystem Functional Responses to Climate

Lab: John Zak, Texas Tech University

Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Canyonlands National Park, UT (09/2009)

Long-term Biodiversity Assessment of Soil Microbial Crusts and Plant Communities

Lab: Jayne Belnap, USGS Biological Research Division

Role: PhD. candidate - Volunteer


Verde Watershed, Camp Verde AZ (10/2009)

Lab: Anne Brasher, USGS Water Resources Division

Complete Biotic and Abiotic Assessment of Verde River Watershed

Role: PhD. candidate - Volunteer