Biogeosciences Research Group

Dr. Dave Bowling, Professor of Biology

Our research group studies how environmental and climate change affect the carbon and water cycles of forests, grasslands, and shrublands of the mountain West.  We investigate 1) how living things are affected by biological, physical, and chemical factors, 2) how living things modify their environment, and especially 3) processes that control cycling of carbon, water, and nutrients within ecosystems.  This work is interdisciplinary, merging basic science approaches from ecology, hydrology, atmospheric science, and geochemistry.  We use a combination of field observations and instrumentation, manipulative experiments, and modeling.