Filley Lab - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University
Filley Lab Group Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

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Terrestrial Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry

Our group studies the fundamental processes controlling carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil, litter, and streams within both natural and managed ecosystems. A primary goal of this work is to develop a stronger scientific basis for modeling soil organic matter dynamics, ecosystem and critical zone processes, and the global carbon cycle with an emphasis on how perturbations to ecosystems (e.g., woody plant encroachment, fire, agriculture, invasive species, storm events) influence soil properties to sequester or release carbon and nitrogen. Our biogeochemistry studies utilize a variety of analytical approaches, including moleculuar chemistry, microbial activity assays, and stable isotope techniques.

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