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EEB Student Thesis Defense: Understanding Shifts in Soil Function Along a Successional Gradient in a Temperate Forest

Brenda Hernandez, Frontiers M.S. Student
Monday, April 29, 2024
10:00-11:00 AM
1010 Biological Sciences Building Map
About: Forest ecosystems provide a multitude of ecosystem services, making it crucial to understand their dynamics during succession. Soil responds to disturbances like fires and tree harvesting along with the forest, and thus plays a pivotal role in forest succession. The response of forest soils to fires and tree harvesting varies depending on factors such as climate and time. These factors can significantly influence soil functions including nitrogen availability, mineralization, and decomposition during succession. To understand how these soil functions are influenced by succession, I leveraged a burn chrono-sequence at the University of Michigan Biological Station. This talk will highlight the variation of soil function across a chronosequence and possible environmental drivers of soil function.
Email for access to this seminar virtually.
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: AEM Featured, biodiversity, Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, ecology, Ecology & Biology, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium, Museum - Herbarium, Museum - Zoology, Thesis Defense
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Program in Biology, EEB Defenses, Research Museums Center