July 2019 – New project funded by NSF to look at the age of C used by trees under large scale experimental drought at the Sevilleta LTER in New Mexico. With this grant, Drew Peltier joins the lab as a postdoc.
March 2019 – Paul Roman will be joining the lab in the fall as a PhD student in SICCS. Paul has been awarded a prestigious T3 Fellowship in Ecological and Environmental Informatics.
January 2019 – New paper in Biogeosciences by Hilman et al. about the refixation of respired CO2 in tree stems across ecosystems.
October 2018 – New paper in New Phytologist by Furze et al. about NSC seasonal patterns and budgets in mature trees at Harvard Forest.
September 2018 – Open call for graduate students (PhD only) in our lab, and MS and PhD students in Ecoss more generally. See Ecoss announcement. If you are interested, please email Mariah.
August 2018 – New Phytologist special collection: Plant allocation in a changing world. Guest-edited by Henrik Hartmann, Michael Bahn, Andrew Richardson, and Mariah Carbone. Submission instructions here.
Targeted questions: 1) what drives carbon allocation in plants and ecosystems? 2) what is the fate of newly assimilated carbon? 3) what determines the allocation of nonstructural carbon to growth, metabolism and storage? 4) how does carbon allocation affect nutrient and water relations in plant and ecosystems? and 5) how do allocation patterns change under changing environmental conditions and what are the consequences for biogeochemical cycles?