General Research Themes in the Ogle Lab Include:

  • Ecological legacies: identifying the importance of and time-scales over which past conditions or events (e.g., climatic events, environmental conditions, endogenous conditions) influence current ecological processes, ranging from fast (daily) plant physiological and ecosystem process (e.g., carbon / water fluxes) to slower (annual) ecosystem and tree productivity responses
  • Tree growth (mostly inferred via tree-rings) and its relation to climate, especially drought, across the Southwest
  • Linking individual- and species-specific tree functional traits to forest dynamics
  • Synthesis of long-term data to understand factors governing soil and ecosystem carbon dynamics
  • Plant carbon and water relationships and their implications for the functioning of arid and semi-arid plants and ecosystems
  • Development and application of model-based meta-analytic tools to synthesize diverse ecological information
  • Controls on soil carbon fluxes and development of dynamic process models to evaluate soil carbon dynamics
  • Bayesian statistical applications in ecology

Other NAU Links:

School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS)

SICCS Ecological and Environmental Informatics Program

T3 PhD program in Ecological and Environmental Informatics

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

Department of Biological Sciences

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences