Evergreen Faculty Member
B.S., Environmental Science, Oregon State University, 1998;
M.S., Forest Science, Northern Arizona University, 2001;
Ph.D., Forest Science, Northern Arizona University, 2005
I have been a faculty member at The Evergreen State College since 2005. I also manage the Evergreen Field and Ecosystem Ecology Lab, and the Evergreen (a network of ecosystem measurement plots in the Evergreen campus forest reserve- EEON).
My research in ecosystem ecology uses a diverse suite of methods to address linkages between plant diversity and ecosystem function. I focus on soil carbon, nutrient cycling, root dynamics, tree physiology, and forest carbon cycling. I have been especially interested in linkages between tree molecular genetics and ecosystem ecology of riparian forests in the West, and Southwest (USA). My work with tree roots has taken me belowground using underground camera technology. I have also worked with pine forests, grassland and prairie systems, and temperate rainforests of the Northwest (USA). Check out the Evergreen Field and Ecosystem Ecology Lab page with links to more research from my lab.
Scholastic, Academic Research
Latest Publication Title
Lojewski NR, DG Fischer, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, TG Whitham, SC Hart. 2012. "Genetic components to belowground carbon fluxes in a riparian forest ecosystem: a common garden approach." New Phytologist. 195(3):631-639.