My research addresses the effects of climate and land-use change on soil and ecosystem-level processes. As an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist, I approach my research from a variety of perspectives, ranging from field studies that evaluate landscape-scale responses to variability in climate to laboratory experiments that elucidate linkages between microbes and the soil environment. My ultimate goal is to conduct research that informs policy makers, improves the management of natural resources, and enables us to better predict the consequences of environmental change on the function and composition of ecosystems, including feedbacks to future climate change.
Belowground Response to Drought in a Tropical Forest Soil I Changes in Microbial Functional Potential and Metabolism. Bouskill,Nick Wood,Tana E Baran ,Richard Hao, Zhao Ye, Zaw Bowen, Benjamin P Lim, HsiaoChien Nico, Peter Holman, Hoi-Ying Gilbert, Benjamin Silver, Whendee Northen, Trent R Brodie, Eoin L (2016): Frontiers in Microbiology
Belowground response to drought in a tropical forest soil II Change in microbial function impacts carbon composition. Bouskill,Nick Wood,Tana E Baran, Richard Hao, Zhao Ye, Zaw Bowen, Benjamin P Lim, HsiaoChien Nico, Peter Holman, Hoi-Ying Gilbert, Benjamin Silver, Whendee Northen, Trent R Brodie, Eoin L (2016): Frontiers in Microbiology
Pre-exposure to short-term drought increases the resistance of subtropical forest soil bacterial communities to extended drought. Bouskill, N. J., H. C. Lim, S. Borglin, R. Salve, T. E. Wood, W. L. Silver, and E. L. Brodie. (2013): ISME Journal
Sensitivity of Soil Respiration to Variability in Soil Moisture and Temperature in a Humid Tropical Forest. Wood, T. E., M. Detto, and. W. L. Silver (2013): PLoS ONE
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Tropical forest responses to Global change: Evidence from the Luquillo Experimental Forest. González G., Lodge D.J.,McGinley K., Jennings L.N., Heartsill-Scalley T.,Wood T.E. (2014): 99th ESA Annual Meeting (August 10 -- 15, 2014)
Diel patterns of soil respiration in a moist subtropical forest: key drivers and future research needs. Omar Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Tana Wood (2014): AGU Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA
Modeling Tropical Forests: Challenges and Opportunities. Sasha Reed, Maria Uriarte, Tana Wood, Molly Cavaleri (2014): AGU Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA
Tropical Warming Experiment . Tana Wood (2014): All-hands Meeting of the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Luquillo, PR.
05 Oct 2017 - The world’s rainforests absorb 30 percent of human-produced carbon dioxide. Plants take up the CO2 through photosynthesis and release it...
27 Oct 2016 - A pioneering research project is aiming to determine how forests in the Amazon, the Congo and elsewhere in the tropics will reacting to rising tempera
08 Dec 2015 - El Yunque in Puerto Rico may provide answers in the battle against climate change
30 Jun 2014 - Did you know that there is a tropical rainforest in the United States? It’s in Puerto Rico—the El Yunque National Forest—and...
03 Apr 2014 - A Powell Center working group has been formed and will meet the week of April 26th at the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and...