Institute of Atmospheric Sciences
I am an ecosystem ecologist with broad research interests that include: (1) nutrient biogeochemical interactions across trophic levels in coastal ecosystems; (2) ecosystem response to global environmental change, and (3) land use and biogeochemical cycling. While my area of expertise is in phosphorus biogeochemistry and its link to carbon and other biolimiting elements, my research is driven by the desire to understand how earth’s natural systems are functionally interrelated and modified by human behavior. These research efforts integrate ecosystem processes at multiple scales – from nutrient transformations to response of ecosystem components such as plants and microbes leading to reciprocal feedbacks to climate and environmental change. I am also interested in building integrated environmental monitoring networks for studying global environmental change (see Indoflux Initiative).
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Rapid Creek Preservation Association for their generous support of our research work on the Didymo project. The Rapid Creek Preservation Association was organized to preserve and protect one of the most valuable resources in the Black Hills. Check them out at http://www.sdlakesandstreams.com/lakedomain/rcpa.html.
Interview with KOTA-TV News, Rapid City about Didymo in Rapid Creek - Check the post on KOTA-TV's website at http://www.kotatv.com/story/
Paper on didymo is published in Geophysical Research Letters.
News releases have been given by both the American Geophysical Union and the
National Science Foundation.
Use the button to the right to access the PDF version of the paper and auxiliary materials.
You may read the press releases by following these links: http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-20.shtml and http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=119700
Dr. Sundareshwar is awarded medal from Chilean Senate; Science update on Didymo in Chile
NSF Collaborative Research: Exploration of the mechanistic basis and biogeochemical implications of differential nutrient limitation among trophic levels
NASA Consortium Development Grant
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
SDSM&T has recently joined the Great Plains CESU
(GP-CESU). This cooperative ecosystems
study unit is a network of 15 academic institutions in the Great Plains region
and six federal agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln serves as host to
the GP-CESU. The unit encompasses a broad geographical portion of the
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Following are links to my primary research interests, with more detailed discussion of the research.
Biogeochemical interactions across trophic groups
Ecosystem response to global environmental change
Land use and biogeochemistry
Rapid Creek Nutrient Pulsing
Ecosystem Restoration, Structure and Function
Environmental Monitoring Networks (Indoflux Initiative)
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