My research questions focus on understanding how plants respond to their environment, and how plant properties affect processes at the ecosystem scale. In particular, I am interested in the physiological mechanisms that control plant responses to the availability of resources such as water, light, nitrogen; the role of vegetation in carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles, including processes such as decomposition and carbon sequestration; the use of the natural variation of stable isotopes of N, C, H and O in plants and their environment to infer processes linked to resource cycling in the biosphere at various spatial and temporal scales.
Institution: Dawson Lab
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Fog as a Source of Nitrogen for Redwood Trees: evidence from fluxes and stable isotopes
Published in Journal of Landscape Ecology
Shady business: stable isotopes, and severing mycorrhizal networks show changes in mycoheterotrophy under light limitati...
Published in Oecologia Australis
Relative contribution of foliar and fine root pine litters to the molecular composition of soil organic matter after in ...
Published in Organic Geochemistry