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KATE M. BUCKERIDGE
Kansas Biological Survey
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047

kmbuckeridge at gmail.com  


Current - Post-doctoral researcher, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, advisor: Sharon Billings
2013 - Post-doctoral researcher, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UCSB, CA, advisor: Josh Schimel
2009 - Ph.D. Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, advisor: Paul Grogan
2004 - M.Sc. Botany, University of Toronto, Canada, supervisor: Bob Jefferies

Soil microbial structural and physiological diversity are vast and several microbial talents are not functionally redundant across all microbial communities. Therefore, global change has the potential to shift microbial community structure and function in unpredictable directions. My research goal is to identify and understand which shifts in microbial community structure and/or gene expression alter ecosystem process rates, within a global change framework. I use a combination of field and laboratory sampling and experimental manipulation, followed by biogeochemical, microbiological, metagenomic and bioinformatic analyses. The majority of my research has been in the low- and high-Arctic ecosystems in Alaska, the Canadian NWT and northern Greenland, with recent research in the Boreal forest.

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