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Menge, Duncan

E3B Assistant Professor

E3B Assistant Professor
2008 PhD Princeton University, 2003 BS Stanford University
Research Description

Research in the Menge lab addresses fundamental questions in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry using theory, observations, experiments, and data synthesis. Although much of the focus is basic science, our work is highly relevant to pressing societal concerns such as global climate change and eutrophication because of the intimate connections between nutrients, plants, and greenhouse gases.

Research Keywords: Ecosystem, Ecosystem ecology, Biogeochemistry, Theoretical ecology, Global change, Evolutionary ecology, Complex systems, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Nitrogen fixation, Nutrient cycles, Nutrient limitation, Nutrient loss, Ecosystem development, Succession, Stable isotopes, Adaptive dynamic

Representative Publications

DM: Menge, DNL, AA Wolf, & JL Funk. 2015. Diversity of nitrogen fixation strategies in Mediterranean legumes. Nature Plants 1: in press.

Menge, DNL, JW Lichstein, & G Ángeles-Pérez.  2014.  Nitrogen fixation strategies can explain the latitudinal shift in nitrogen-fixing tree abundance.  Ecology 95(8): 2236-2245.

Vitousek, PM, DNL Menge, SC Reed, & CC Cleveland.  2013.  Biological nitrogen fixation: Rates, patterns, and ecological controls in terrestrial ecosystems.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society-B 368(1621): 20130119.

Menge, DNL, LO Hedin, & SW Pacala.  2012.  Nitrogen and phosphorus limitation over long-term ecosystem development in terrestrial ecosystems.  PLoS ONE 7(8): e42045.

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