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Research

Our lab research addresses agricultural and ecological sciences, with topics encompassing soil carbon and nitrogen cycling, plant and crop physiology, hydrology, and the interaction of plant, soil and atmospheric processes.

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Felipe Montes and Maria Laura Cangiano installing eddy covariance towers.

The research topics in our lab integrate multiple scales and include the dynamics of coupled carbon, nitrogen and other nutrients in the soil, crop growth, water use and water use efficiency, water uptake, the representation of plant stress in simulation models, the responses to climate factors including temperature, humidity, and radiation, the responses of plant to carbon dioxide concentration, understanding plant competition, and the application of models to practical, local issues of crop management (tillage, N fertilizer management, cover crop modeling, bioenergy) and broader issues of ecosystem functioning at watershed or other landscape scales.