Lab News

New paper out by Van Nuland et al. 2017 on role of plant-soil feedbacks and potential range shifts!

Van Nuland, ME, JK Bailey & JA Schweitzer. 2017. Divergent plant-soil feedbacks could alter future elevation ranges and ecosystem dynamics. Nature Ecology & Evolution. DO!: 10.1038/s41559-017-0150
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Congrats to Rachel, Liam, Alix & Michael for UTK and EEB awards!

Well-deserved awards, all! 2017 UTK Graduate Student Senate awards: Teaching: Liam Mueller Research: Michael Van Nuland and Rachel Wooliver 2017 UTK Division of Biology Cokkinias Award for Research Excellence: Rachel Wooliver 2017 EEB Outstanding Master’s Thesis: Alix Pfennigwerth 2017 EEB Jim
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Congrats to Alix & Michael for successfully defending their research!

Congrats to Alix for defending her excellent Master’s Thesis titled: ‘Ecological and evolutionary mechanisms driving plant responses to global change’. She will soon be starting a new position with the USGS in Moab, Utah! Congrats to Michael for defending his outstanding PhD Disser
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Welcome back to Nicole!

Glad to have you back in the lab!
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We welcome Kendall Beals to the lab!

We’re happy you have joined the lab!
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Congrats to Michael on NSF DDIG funding!

The proposal titled ‘DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Do plant genetic X soil microbiome X¬†environment interactions determine plant and soil function across¬†global change gradients?’ will allow Mike to examine the mechanistic basis to his landscape-level patterns. Congrats!
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Collaboration with Joint Genome Institute

A new collaboration with JGI will allow us to begin itag sequencing and metagenomic analyses of Populus microbiome soils from our landscape projects.
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