Undergraduate researcher, Christina Chirvasa, is awarded the 2024 QCNR Undergraduate Researcher of the Year award.
Post-doc Matteo Petit Bon featured in this article in Utah State Today: "Move over Blitzen: Geese Outpace Reindeer Impacts on Arctic ecosystems"
Christina was also featured in this article in Utah State TODAY: "Research ready: Cristina Chirvasa Builds Experience with USU undergraduate reserach program.
May 2023: MS student, Tyler Williams, joins the lab! He comes from South Dakota State University and has been working in our Alaska field site for the past 2 summer.
PI Leffler and cos-PI Karen Beard and Katharine Kelsey got a new NSF RAPID grant to work on effects of Typhoon Merbok in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
December 2023: MS student, Jenna Ross SDSU, presents our results at AGU, 'Temperature and flooding effects on CO2 and CH4 differ in four high latitude Arctic soils from western Alaska'
December 2023: MS student, Bri Barr UCD, presents our results at AGU, '. Soil CO2 and CH4 emissions in Arctic coastal wetlands are influenced by both salinity and soil moisture'
December 2023: Josh Leffler, SDSU present our results at AGU, 'Monitoring Merbok: Debris deposition, and pond-water and soil salinity post-typhoon in western Alaska'
December 2023: Undergraduate, Christina Chirvasa, presents her results at USU's Undergraduate Research Symposium, "Climate change effects on plant functional traits in the Alaskan subarctic"
MS student, Taylor Saunders, presents at AGU, 'Litter quality and quantity: untangling herbivore effects on carbon cycling'
MS student, Taylor Saunders, publishes "Herbivores influence biogeochemical processes by altering litter quality and quantity in a subarctic wetland" in Biogeochemistry
Past MS student, Jack Marchetti, publishes in Journal of Experimental Zoology-A, 'Invading nonnative frogs use different microhabitats and change physiology along an elevation gradient'
Post-doctoral fellow, Matteo Petit Bon, publishes a lab co-authored paper in Journal of Ecology 'Long‐term herbivore removal experiments reveal how geese and reindeer shape vegetation and ecosystem CO2‐fluxes in high‐Arctic tundra'