Kirsten Hofmockel

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Description

As Integrative Research Scientist, Dr. Hofmockel develops the overall science and technology strategy for EMSL in collaboration with the Deputy Directors. Responsible for EMSL’s Strategic Science Area in collaboration with the Deputy Directors. Is the interface with BER and the user community for science. Communicates BER scientific strategy to the Deputy Directors. Dr. Hofmockel is interested how plant-microbe-soil interactions influence plant productivity, soil biogeochemistry and the land-atmosphere exchange of carbon. This research connects microbial processes to ecosystem functions to yield new insights into microbial ecology and elemental cycling.

Her research focuses on finding the answers to these three questions:

·What are the mechanisms structuring soil microbial communities?

·How do functional groups of microorganisms respond to changing environmental conditions (e.g. elevated atmospheric CO2, warming, altered precipitation, agricultural management)?

·How does variation in specific microbial communities relate to decomposition and coupled C-N cycling?

Expertise

environmental microbiology
ecology
Biogeochemistry
soils
Projects (2)

The Phenotypic Response of the Soil Microbiome to Environmental Perturbations Project (Soil Microbiome) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a Genomic Sciences Program Science Focus Area (SFA) Project operating under the Environmental Microbiome Science Research Area. The Soil Microbiome SFA...

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Project

Spruce and Peatlands Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE) site is the 8.1-ha S1 bog, a Picea mariana [black spruce] – Sphagnum spp. ombrotrophic bog forest in northern Minnesota, 40 km north of Grand Rapids, in the USDA Forest Service Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF). Two field research...

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Datasets (13)
Publications (8)
Dr William C Nelson
Lindsey N. Anderson
Janet K. Jansson
Ruonan Wu
Jason McDermott
Sheryl L. Bell
Ari Jumpponen
Sarah J. Fansler
Kimberly J. Tyrrell
Yuliya Farris
Kirsten Hofmockel
Arunima Bhattacharjee
Lindsey N. Anderson
Andrea Porras-Alfaro
Ari Jumpponen
Kirsten Hofmockel
Janet K. Jansson
Dr Christopher R Anderton
Dr William C Nelson
Ryan McClure
Dan Naylor
Yuliya Farris
Michelle R Davison
Sarah J. Fansler
Kirsten Hofmockel
Janet K. Jansson
Elias Zegeye
Colin Brislawn
Yuliya Farris
Sarah J. Fansler
Kirsten Hofmockel
Janet K. Jansson
Aaron Wright
Emily Graham
Dan Naylor
Ryan McClure
Hans Bernstein
Ruonan Wu
Michelle R Davison
Dr William C Nelson
Emily Graham
Sarah J. Fansler
Yuliya Farris
Jason McDermott
Kirsten Hofmockel
Janet K. Jansson
Sheryl L. Bell
Arunima Bhattacharjee
Lindsey N. Anderson
Dr William C Nelson
Ari Jumpponen
Janet K. Jansson
Kirsten Hofmockel
Dr Christopher R Anderton
Dan Naylor
Sarah J. Fansler
Dr William C Nelson
Kirsten Hofmockel
Janet K. Jansson
Ryan McClure