M.S. in Biology, Northern Arizona University (2014)
B.S. in Environmental Science, Minor in Global Change, University of Michigan (2005)
Generally, I am interested in understanding how microbial
communities influence terrestrial ecosystem functioning, with an emphasis on
global change. With the development and
use of newer molecular methods in microbial ecology, such as pyrosequencing and
stable isotope probing, it is becoming possible to better link below- and
Other Achievements, Honors, Awards
Awarded NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research
Traineeship (IGERT) funding for Spring 2012 semester
Big-picture Career Goal
By studying belowground community dynamics I hope to
contribute to a better understanding of how soils function, ultimately leading
to improved modeling of these complex systems.
I enjoy hiking with my pup Kali, road biking, traveling and brewing
Maestre, F. T., J. L. Quero, N. J. Gotelli, A.
Escudero, V. Ochoa, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M. García-Gómez, M.A. Bowker, S.
Soliveres, C. Escolar, P. García-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, B. Gozalo,
A. Gallardo, L. Aguilera, T. Arredondo, J. Blones, B. Boeken, D. Bran, A.A.
Conceição, O. Cabrera, M. Chaieb, M. Derak, D.J. Eldridge, C.I. Espinosa, A.
Florentino, J. Gaitán, M.G. Gatica, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gómez-González, J.R.
Gutiérrez, R.M. Hernández, X. Huang, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, M. Miriti,
J. Monerris, R.L. Mau, E. Morici, K.
Naseri, A. Ospina, V. Polo, A. Prina, E. Pucheta, D.A. Ramírez-Collantes, R.
Romão, M. Tighe, C. Torres-Díaz, J.Val, J.P. Veiga, D. Wang, E. Zaady (2012)
Plant Species Richness and Ecosystem Multifunctionality in Global Drylands. Science 335: 214-218
M.A., R.L. Mau, F.T. Maestre, C.
Escolar, A.P. Castillo-Monroy (2011) Functional Profiles Reveal Unique
Ecological Roles of Various Biological Soil Crust Organisms. Functional Ecology 25
Investigating Changing Soil Organic Matter Dynamics in
Response to Substrate Additions Using a Novel Dual-Stable Isotope Probing (SIP)
Carbon Decomposition Dynamics in 4 Ecosystems Along an Elevation Gradient in
Response to Warming and Substrate Additions