Eric Davidson is interested in biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems including the effects of management, land use change, and climatic change on soil C and N stocks, trace gas emissions from soils, and leaching of plant nutrients to streams and groundwater. He currently conducts work in the Brazilian Amazon Basin and Cerrado region as well as the forests of New England.
Rachel Nifong’s research interests include the stoichiometry of organisms across abiotic gradients. She is currently investigating how the impact of fire and land use change affects ecosystem resiliency in Eastern Amazonia.
Debjani Sihi is interested in soil organic matter decomposition along anaerobic to aerobic gradients. Her ongoing research work is focused on integrated belowground greenhouse gas flux measurements and modeling.
Jake Hagedorn is interested in soil biogeochemistry, hydrology, and agriculture. His current research focuses on using soil chambers to measure gas emissions in an agricultural landscape framed by managed water level changes.