Research in Naithani research group focuses on three complementary themes: (1) understanding spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem structure and function, 2) upscaling carbon and water fluxes from plants to landscape, and 3) understanding and modeling the influence of disturbance and global change on socio-ecological systems. All current and past projects combine field and modeling approaches.
Moon J. B., Wardrop D. H., Bruns M. A. V., Miller R. M., and Naithani K. J. (2016) Land-use and land-cover effects on soil microbial community abundance and composition in headwater riparian wetlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 97: 215–233.
Cleary M.B., Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E. & Pendall E. (2015) Upscaling CO2 fluxes using leaf, soil and chamber measurements across successional growth stages in a sagebrush steppe ecosystem. JAE, 121: 43–51.
Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E., Adelman J.D. & Siemens D.H. (2014) Abiotic and biotic controls on local spatial distribution and performance of a Boechera stricta population. FPlS
Hot off the press: Moon et al., 2016
Two PhD positions are available beginning Spring/Fall 2017
Two Ph.D. positions are available in the Naithani Lab, starting Spring/Fall 2017. The successful candidates will develop their Ph.D. projects combining field and modeling approaches to explore the spatio-temporal dynamics of biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. The Ph.D. position will be embedded in the research theme of the Naithani Lab but the focus of their chosen project is flexible.
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