Our research interests focus on the interactions between the environment and ecosystems (natural, restored and agroecosystems). We study these interactions at many levels of organization including cellular, organismal, ecosystem and global scales. Our research projects investigate how climate change affects plant and ecosystem functioning and how the observed effects feedback on the Earth's biogeochemical processes. Specifically, we concentrate on how cellular, plant and ecosystem respiration processes affect the global carbon cycle in an array of different experimental set ups using stable isotopes. Our projects taken together investigate many disciplines including plant physiology and biochemistry, ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, biogeochemistry, water quality, and paleoecology/climate reconstruction. We use stable isotopes to integrate all these disciplines and all levels of organization.
Working in the Lab
Opportunities for Undergraduate Students: We are always looking for a few undergraduate lab volunteers each semester. Contact Dr. Gonzalez-Meler if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, and please submit a resume/CV with your inquiry. Volunteers are expected to work an average of 7-10 hours per week.
If you are interested in the following: 399 Projects, Graduate school, Post-Doctoral or Lab Technician Positions: Contact Dr. Gonzalez-Meler at email@example.com