My research bridges the gulf between understanding what microbes do at the centimeter scale and the importance of those processes at the ecosystem scale. Currently, I study how climate change or ecosystem restoration will affect biogeochemical time lags. Time lags of focus include the transport of nitrogen into streams, the influence of sulfate introduced to lakes via aluminum sulfate additions, and the creation of GHGs from soils.
Ph.D., Zoology and Ecology.
B.A., Biology and Environmental Science.
Bownman-James, Kristen, Bever, James, Billings, Sharon, Burgin, Amy , Loecke, Terrance, Sikes, Ben , Sullivan, Pamela, RII Track-1: Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant, and Soil Systems across Kansas (MAPS), National Science Foundation, $20,000,000, Submitted 01/01/2017 . Federal. Status: Funded.