Ellery VaughanGraduate Student

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Plant, fire, and ecosystem ecology; Carbon and nutrient cycles emv225@nau.edu Dr. Michelle Mack

    Ellery is interested in the structure and functioning of northern ecosystems and their responses to climate change and anthropogenic disturbances. She is investigating how 20 years of experimental nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization has impacted the carbon and nutrient pools of an Alaskan boreal forest, and how these responses are influenced by time since the last fire event. She hopes her research will contribute to our understanding of boreal forest biogeochemical cycles and controls over primary productivity, and that this information can be used to inform models of the mechanisms through which climate change will likely affect these communities.