Nick Bouskill uses a combination of laboratory measurements, field observations and multi-scale models to further understand the role microbial metabolisms play in local, regional and global biogeochemical cycling. He leads a Berkeley Lab component of the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics project focused on the Amazon and Puerto Rico. Bouskill’s research interests encompass two broad questions: 1. How do microbial ecosystems respond to drought within tropical forest soils, and how does this influence the evolution and fate of soil carbon? 2. How does nitrogen and phosphorus cycle across tropical forests and within mountainous watersheds, and how do nutrient interactions determine carbon storage under a changing climate? Before joining the Climate and Ecosystems Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab, Bouskill received a Ph.D. in environmental microbiology from the University of Plymouth, UK, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Geosciences Department at Princeton University.
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