Irvine Ranch Conservancy is proud to host a Zoom presentation led by Andie Nugent.. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine with a published paper from her undergraduate work, focusing on earthworms: WORMSPREAD: an individual-based model of invasive earthworm
population dynamics, which kicked off her interest in soil ecology.
We are pleased to introduce a series of talks surrounding the studies of climate change impacts from soil to landscapes, and lessons learned from the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment. If you have hiked in the Limestone Canyon Preserve you may have seen the Loma Ridge Experiment site high above East Loma Ridge. Join us to learn more about what research takes place at the research site. Later in the series, learn more about upcoming hikes to tour the site.
This fourth presentation in a series of four talks will be presented by Andie Nugent, Ph.D. Candidate on microbial response to global change at the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment. She studies soil microbial communities that lie at the heart of many important ecosystem processes including nitrogen and carbon cycling. In her research, She seeks to understand how climate change and urbanization are affecting the function of soil microbial communities. She uses the global change experiment at Loma Ridge to explore the impacts of drought and nitrogen deposition on the soil microbiome and the potential consequences for ecosystem health.
We are excited to share the complex interactions discovered on the Loma Ridge. After registering for this activity you will receive a Zoom link before this event date and time. Thank you for your support of the Irvine Ranch Landmarks.
Registration is closed for this activity.