Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Dr. Ed Hall

Dr. Ed Hall

Office: NESB A246
Phone: (970) 491-2162
Email: Ed.Hall@ColoState.EDU

 

I am an ecosystem and microbial ecologist working in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and at the aquatic/terrestrial interface. At the broadest level my research attempts to use the rapidly accumulating wealth of information on environmental microbial form and function to enhance our understanding of fundamental ecosystem processes. Microbial processes have important influences on all biogeochemical cycles in all ecosystems. A major challenge in ecosystem science is to integrate the wealth of new information on environmental microbiology into a meaningful framework that provides new insight into how organic matter and inorganic contaminants are processed within a watershed. To address this I use a combination of theoretical, experimental, and observational studies. I evaluate the relationships between microbial physiology and geochemical processes using lake surveys, experimental microcosms (1L) and mesocosms (10,000L), flow-through bioreactors, and mathematical modeling. I have hands on experience in a diverse set of globally distributed watersheds (Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Mid-West and Western U.S.) including tropical, alpine and boreal environments.

 

 

Aquatic Microbial and Ecosystem Ecology