Welcome to the Soil and Watershed Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Lohse Biogeochemistry Laboratory (LBL) at Idaho State University
Department of Biological Sciences
Idaho State University


LBL is the soil and watershed biogeochemistry laboratory led by Dr. Kathleen Lohse, Associate Professor of Biology, joint with Geosciences, and associated with the Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE) at ISU.


The LBL lab is a diverse group of researchers who conduct interdisciplinary research studying the hydrologic and biogeochemical processes shaping ecosystems and their responses to anthropogenic changes.



Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about ongoing research projects and opportunities in the Lohse Biogeochemistry Lab.





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  • Teacher Education in Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed Into the WatershedThe Reynolds Creek Watershed Research Unit has been in operation since 1960 and has gathered hydrologic and climatic information and conducted research in the watershed since that ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2014, 10:31 AM by Kathleen Lohse
  • Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory Lohse and team from ISU, BSU, and USDA ARS are funded to develop a Critical Zone Observatory! at Reynolds Creek in Southwestern Idaho. Great job team!!http://www.nsf.gov ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2014, 8:05 PM by Kathleen Lohse
  • Noelle Guernsey successfully defended her MS thesis Noelle Guernsey successfully defended her MS thesis titled "Rates of decomposition and nutrient release of moose inputs are driven by habitat microsite characteristics" on Oct 22, 2013. Congratulations Noelle! FIndings ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 4:48 PM by Kathleen Lohse
  • Idaho Falls Post Register news article on landscape of growth in Idaho The landscape of growthMassive project to study the relationship between humans and the ecosystemBy NATE SUNDERLANDnsunderland@postregister.comIdaho's population centers are growing.Between 2000 and ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2013, 9:59 AM by Kathleen Lohse
  • ISU Sustainability Report Lohse and undergraduate students in Senior Ecology Seminar in Biology conducted a social survey to assess perception, values and behavior towards sustainability practices at ISU.  
    Posted Jun 23, 2013, 8:44 AM by Kathleen Lohse
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