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OGLE LAB

Coupling field studies and modeling of plant and ecosystem processes





General research themes in the Ogle Lab include:

  • Functional ecology of North American trees
  • Linking individual- and species-specific tree functional traits to forest dynamics
  • Ecology of arid and semi-arid systems
  • Synthesis of long-term data to understand factors governing soil and ecosystem carbon dynamics
  • Effects of climate change and variability on terrestrial ecosystems
  • Linking above- and below-ground plant and ecosystem processes
  • Use of stable isotopes to partition plant and ecosystem processes
  • Modeling of plant and ecosystem processes
  • Bayesian statistical applications in ecology

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Lab News:

  • News for Spring 2016:


    Congratulations to multiple Ogle Lab members for recent recognition by the Department of Biological Sciences:

    PhD student, Jessica Guo, was awarded the Brian Layton Cardall Memorial Scholarship for “excellent PhD candidate with research focus on conservation biology.”

    PhD student, Drew Peltier, was awarded the Best Published Paper with Graduate Student as Senior Author, for his article that was recently accepted by Ecology, titled “Altered climatic sensitivity of tree growth following drought: synthesis of tree-ring data from multiple species across the Southwest” with co-authors Michael Fell (PhD student in Ogle Lab) and Kiona Ogle.

    Undergraduate research assistant, Ryan Bishop (biology major), was awarded the Dr. James Rominger Scholarship for “outstanding undergraduate with interest and/or achievements in plant sciences, and that has demonstrated merit, academic accomplishments, and leadership potential.”

    Also, incoming PhD student (Fall 2016), Abraham Cadmus, was awarded a prestigious, 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Abraham will work with Kiona Ogle and Tom Whitham on conservation related problems involving synthesis and modeling.


  • News for Fall 2015:


    The Ogle Lab has moved to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

    Ed Ryan’s (post-doc) paper on Antecedent moisture and temperature conditions modulate the response of ecosystem respiration to elevated CO2 and warming published on-line in Global Change Biology.


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