Former NCEAS Postdoc and Collaborators Awarded ESA Prize for Outstanding Paper

Duncan Menge

A 2012 PLoS One publication by former NCEAS Postdoctoral Fellow Duncan Menge and his collaborators has received a prestigious award from the Theoretical Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The publication titled "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Limitation over Long-term Ecosystem Development in Terrestrial Ecosystems" by Duncan Menge, Lars Hedin, and Stephen Pacala, was one of the important outcomes of Menge’s work during his tenure at NCEAS from 2008 to 2010. The paper, which integrates disparate observations, presents a new model to understand nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics over different time scales and will help improve predictions about the extent of climate change.

Menge is currently at the Pacala lab in Princeton University's Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and a visiting scientist in the Vitousek lab at Stanford University. His research bridges ecosystem ecology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, and evolutionary ecology. Starting in July 2013 he will be an Assistant Professor in Columbia University's Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.


Nitrogen and Phosphorus Limitation over Long-term Ecosystem Development in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Duncan Menge, Lars Hedin, and Stephen Pacala
PLoS ONE, 2012


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Posted on May 16, 2013