I am a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Whendee Silver’s lab at University of California, Berkeley. I am an ecosystem ecologist by training with broad interests in carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. I received my Ph.D. degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, working with Dr. Jennifer King. Here is a sample of questions that I am interested in:
How does redox fluctuation affect the stock and stability of soil organic matter?
How does sunlight influence biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystem?
How do human disturbances influence terrestrial biogeochemistry?
I use inter-disciplinary approaches to answer these questions. I establish manipulative experiments in the field and in the laboratory. My field sites spans a wide range of ecosystems, including arid grassland, sub-tropical forests, and agricultural landscapes. I take a variety of analytical approaches to characterize the physical, chemical, and biological properties of plant, soil, and water samples.