Biogeosciences Research Group

Dr. Dave Bowling, group leader

We are Earth system scientists who investigate the cycling of ecologically-important elements within and between terrestrial ecosystems, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the geosphere. The biogeosciences are focused on how living things in their natural habitats are affected by biological, physical, and chemical 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, hydrology, microbial ecology, and plant physiology.