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Forest Soil Ecology Laboratory

By Jared L. DeForest

My research goals are to understand how human activities alter the structure and function of forested ecosystems, with an emphasis on soil biota and nutrient cycling processes.  Specifically, my research investigates how anthropogenic stressors (e.g., acidic & nitrogen deposition) influences soil function.  My research draws from soil science, ecosystem ecology, microbial ecology, and forestry.

This lab is part of the Ohio Soil Ecology Collaboratory.

There is more to a forest than trees and what we can hear or see. 

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