Current Research in Lab
The Aronson lab investigates how dispersal and environmental filtering influence the formation of soil microbial communities. Our projects investigate the impacts of Global and Environmental Change on soil microbially-mediated greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes, and wind and invasive species as mechanisms for microbial dispersal.
The Aronson lab has just received an NSF Rapid grant to investigate microbial impacts of El Niño in Costa Rica! Mike Allen is the lead PI on the grant, through the Center for Conservation Biology at UCR.