We are excited to announce that we will be establishing a nutrient addition x disturbance experiment off the west end of Dauphin Island. This experiment will be part of the DRAGNet (Disturbance and Resources Across Global Grasslands) global network (NutNet). Stay tuned as we drop in experimental plots and start rototilling the beach!
New paper exploring our ability to predict plant phenotype in response to inoculation with different microbiome bacteria and how subtle changes in microbiome composition alter plant resources allocation and acquisition. Add in a little bit of mass-ratio hypothesis, qPCR, and simple predictive models and we figured out that we're not very good at predicting plant morphological responses to microbiome composition. Read more here.
Jeremiah is down today giving a seminar at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in the Marine Sciences seminar series, meeting all of our neighbors at the sea lab and seeing all the facilities the sea lab has to offer!
Madison, Sydney, and Logan have joined the group, check out their bios in our People tab!!
J was in Gainesville this week presenting a seminar in the Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds group and meeting lots of great coastal ecologists at the Howard Odum Center for Wetlands. It was fun being able to present some new ideas and directions as our group starts our foray in to coastal dune ecology!!
Starting as an assistant professor in Mobile, Alabama August of 2019. I will be looking to add some Masters students for Fall of 2020.
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama