Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Enzymes in the Environment
Principal Investigators

Matthew Wallenstein

Dr. Wallenstein’s research addresses the role of soil microbial communities in controlling ecosystem response to global change. His research group uses a variety of molecular, microbiological and biogeochemical techniques to address questions that help to better predict and manage ecosystem responses to global change. Dr. Wallenstein has developed many microplate-format enzyme assays that reduce chemical waste production and increase sample throughput.

Contact Info:
Phone: 970.491.7056
Institution: Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Lab Website: The Lab of Matthew Wallenstein, Ph.D.

Mary Stromberger

Dr. Stromberger conducts research to gain a better understanding of the importance of microbial diversity to soil ecosystem function. Specifically, she is interested in the response of soil microbial structural and functional diversity to environmental perturbations and changes in land use management.

Contact Info:
Phone: 970.491.5283
Institution: Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

Richard Dick

Richard's research interests are focused on soil microbial ecology and the role of management in affecting functioning of soils within ecosystems. The common theme of the research is biochemical properties and processes in combination with microbial community analysis.

Contact Info:
Phone: 614.247.7605
Institution: School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210