Starting as an assistant professor in Mobile, Alabama August of 2019. I will be looking to add some Masters students for Fall of 2020.
Efe presented results from our endophyte/aphid interaction project at the university of minnesota undergrad research symposium
The snow has melted and Megan and I have begun our carbon fluxes in the Cedar Creek NutNet plots! It was a great day to be outside, get away from the desk, and to try out some new equipment.
New work out of Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory! Our exploration of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophyte response to nitrogen addition and dominant plant removals. We found after 4 years of treatment, fungal communities had minimal changes to both nutrient addition and plant removals. Additionally, a followup growth assay experiment revealed that differences in fungal communities did not alter growth of new hosts.
Permafrost melt shifts fungal community composition among fungal functional groups which will likely reshape boreal ecosystems new paper in journal of ecology!
New paper out today in PeerJ with undergraduate collaborator Michael McKibben as part of the summer REU program at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. We found that hemiparasite, Castilleja, reduces plant community richness and evenness and reduces colonization of mycorrhizal fungi in dominant plant taxa
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama