Sharon Alene Billings

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Kansas Biological Survey
Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Program
Primary office:
785-864-1560
Higuchi Hall
Room 154
University of Kansas
2101 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047


Dr. Sharon Billings' research characterizes the features governing nitrogen, carbon and water fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, and how these dynamics are influenced by environmental change.

Research

My research characterizes the features governing nitrogen, carbon, and water fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, and how these dynamics are influenced by environmental change. I focus on global-scale perturbations (e.g., changed precipitation patterns and temperature regimes, elevatedcarbon dioxide, altered nitrogen availability) in an effort to predict how Earth's biogeochemical cycles – and their dependencies on each other – will function in the future. Such work is critical for understanding the atmospheric composition and ecosystem production of our planet.

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Climate Change
  • Soil organic matter
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Stable isotope ecology

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