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Bonnie Waring

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Bonnie Waring
Postdoctoral Associate

Department:

Powers Lab

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Associate Professor Jennifer Powers at her sites in Area Conservaci√≥n Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I examine how interactions between plant and soil microbial communities influence biogeochemical cycles in tropical dry forest. Currently, my research is focused on the role of plant functional traits in mediating ecosystem responses to changing precipitation. To identify links between community composition and ecosystem function, I combine field surveys over broad climatic and edaphic gradients with manipulative experiments in the shadehouse. More broadly, I am interested in incorporating community data into predictive models of carbon and nitrogen cycling.

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Email Address

bwaring@umn.edu

Address
100 Ecology
1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108