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Menge, Duncan

E3B Associate Professor

Associate 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 dynamics, Arctic, Tundra, Forest, Climate

Representative Publications

Menge DNL, Kou-Giesbrecht S, Taylor BN, Akana PR, Butler A, Carreras Pereira KA, Cooley SS, Lau VM, Lauterbach EL. 2023. Terrestrial phosphorus cycling: response to climatic change. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 54: 429-49.

Menge DNL, Wolf AA, Funk JL, Perakis SS, Akana PR, Arkebauer R, Bytnerowicz TA, Carreras Pereira KA, Huddell AM, Kou-Giesbrecht S, Ortiz SK. 2023. Tree symbioses sustain nitrogen fixation despite excess nitrogen supply. Ecological Monographs 93: e1562.

Bytnerowicz TA, Akana PR, Griffin KL, Menge DNL. 2022. Temperature sensitivity of woody nitrogen fixation across species and growing temperatures. Nature Plants 8: 209-216.

Kou-Giesbrecht S, Funk JL, Perakis SS, Wolf AA, Menge DNL. 2021. N supply mediates the radiative balance of N2O emissions and CO2 sequestration driven by N-fixing vs. non-fixing trees. Ecology 102: e03414.

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