The Forest Hydrology & Soils Laboratory is currently recruiting a PhD student! The overarching goal of this PhD project will be to quantify the role of tree mortality and wood decomposition on carbon mineralization in forest ecosystems as a function of climate AND biological activity, with specific attention given to the importance of tri-trophic interactions between southern pine beetle, blue stain fungi, and subterranean termites. This PhD position will contribute to an interdisciplinary and international effort that is supported by the National Science Foundation (DEB-1660346). This study will also provide valuable empirical data from humid temperate and subtropical forests of the southeastern United States, montane forests in the western United States, and tropical savannah-like forests in Central America and will provide a better representation of these diverse ecosystems for model development.
Contact Dr. Courtney Siegert for more information.
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