Terrestrial Biogeochemistry Research Group

We are scientists who investigate the biogeochemical cycling of ecologically-important elements within and between terrestrial ecosystems, the atmosphere, and the geosphere. Biogeochemistry is focused on how organisms in their natural habitats are affected by biotic and abiotic factors, how these organisms modify their environment, and the processes that control cycling of elements and resources such as carbon, water, and nutrients. Our research is interdisciplinary, requiring collaboration with colleagues from a variety of scientific disciplines, including atmospheric science, geochemistry, hydrogeology, microbial ecology, and plant physiology.