Wurzburger Lab

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Odum School of Ecology - University of Georgia

We study the biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial ecosystems. We are particularly interested in understanding interaction of plants, soils and symbiotic microbes, how they give rise to patterns and processes in ecosystems, and how these interactions modulate ecosystem response to global change. Our approaches include manipulative field and lab experiments, analyses of ecosystem properties across landscapes and analyses of long-term data. Recent and ongoing work focuses on how forests recover from disturbances of land-use and climate change, disease and fire. Our study systems span the globe from the tropics to the arctic.

Recent Announcements

  • Welcome to Lindsay Jason, Ian Morton and Preston Harden, our new undergraduate assistants — May 10, 2022

  • Congratulations to Jessie for successfully defending her thesis on legacy effects of land use on the nitrogen cycle Apr 6, 2022

  • Welcome to Kayla Bonilla, a new PhD student joining the lab Dec 5, 2021

  • Our framework for scaling symbiotic nitrogen fixation has been published in Journal of Ecology Nov 25, 2021

  • Congratulations to Sarah for successfully defending her thesis on nitrogen fixation strategies of black locust! — Nov 10, 2021

  • Welcome to Jordan Argrett and Erik Jones, new graduate students joining the lab! — Aug 18, 2021