E. Ashley Shaw
Advisor: Diana WallOffice: Yates 214Phone: 970-491-7802Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in soils and their amazing biology. More specifically, I am studying food web structure and function in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. Though few species inhabit this harsh environment, the different assemblages of nematodes, tardigrades, and rotifers depends on differences in soil moisture, carbon sources, and soil chemistry. I am exploring how carbon source (such as from contemporary algae or ancient lakes' algae) drives differences in these soil communities.
Ramirez, KS, JW Leff, A Barberan, ST Bates, J Betley, TW Crowther, EF Kelly, EE Oldfield, EA Shaw, C Steenbock, MA Bradford, DH Wall, and N Fierer. 2014. Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York City’s Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1988
García-Palacios, P, M Vandegehuchte, EA Shaw, M Dam, KH Post, KS Ramirez, ZA Sylvain, C Milano de Tomasel, and DH Wall. 2015. Are there links between responses of soil microbes and ecosystem functioning to elevated CO2, N deposition and warming? A global perspective. Global Change Biology, 21: 1590–1600. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12788