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I am an ecologist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). My research interests span many topics in ecology, evolutionary biology, and related fields. Recent topics of interest include understanding global patterns and controls of nitrogen cycling, nitrogen fixation, plant growth, and ecosystem carbon storage. I use a variety of approaches to conduct my research, from mathematical models to field experiments to laboratory analysis to data synthesis.
May 2010: New paper out in Limnology and Oceanography showing that oceanic N:P stoichiometry predicted from a common set of models doesn't match empirical data. Ballantyne, Menge, & Weitz.
August 2010: New paper out in PLoS ONE showing a lack of phylogenetic constraints to nitrogen fixation in late successional U.S. trees. Menge, DeNoyer, & Lichstein.
August 2010: Gave a talk at ESA about a model of long-term ecosystem development. I spoke in the session "Biogeochemistry: Biogeo patterns along environmental gradients" (COS 46) with Steve Pacala and Lars Hedin as coauthors.