he Schweitzer Lab works on the eco-evolutionary linkages and feedbacks between above- and belowground processes in terrestrial ecosystems. We are interested in multidisciplinary approaches to fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions. We examine the role of plant-soil linkages and feedbacks to soils and nutrient cycling and the ecological and evolutionary importance of these linkages to soils, microbial communities and plants. We work in a range of contexts in global change including climate change, fire, urbanization, fragmentation and nutrient saturation, the results of which have both applied and theoretical importance to the conservation and sustainability of natural ecosystems.
We welcome participants, students, and collaborators regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. We honor the fact that diverse perspectives lead to diverse approaches and better science. It is through diverse perspectives and abilities that we can find answers to any given problem.