Paul Dijkstra

Paul  Dijkstra Research Faculty
Northern Arizona University
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Assistant Research Professor, Northern Arizona University


B.S. and M.S. in Plant Breeding, Phytopathology, Tropical Agronomy and Entomology, Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands (1983)
Ph.D. Plant Physiology, Royal University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1990)

Research focus

I am interested in various aspects of climate change effects on terrestrial ecosystems and applications of stable isotopes in the study of short and long-term C and N cycling processes. These studies allow me to work in a large range of ecosystems, from desert grasslands to tropical forests, from mountain streams to hot springs.

Selected publications

Wu Z, Dijkstra P, Koch GW, Hungate BA, in press. Progressively declining climate change effects on plant productivity. Nature, Climate Change doi:10.1038/nclimate1486

Current projects

Analysis of metabolic processes in microbial communities in soils and aquatic ecosystems

C and N-cycling in hot-springs in China and USA

Mineralogical controls over soil C priming

Long-term climate change effects on C and N cycling in four ecosystems along an elevation gradient

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