Dr. Marie Cecile Gruselle
- Research Interests/Forschungsinteressen
Plant - soil interactions, ecosystem functioning under disturbance and management scenarios, ecosystem research and stable isotopes, nutrient budgets and the paired-watershed approach, ecosystem monitoring, aboveground and belowground functioning of mixed-species and structurally complex forests, forest conversion/species encroachment and soil organic matter quantity and quality, forest management and sustainable soil productivity, carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling, carbon - nitrogen cycles interactions, litter and dead woody debris decomposition along ecological gradients, rhizodeposition and root traits, assessment of particulate matter in terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical applications of infrared spectroscopy techniques.
- Ongoing Project/Projekten
Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany
- Composition of tree-derived organic matter and its effect on subsurface microbial processes: feedback to plants and nutrient cycling (Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva: Understanding the links between surface and subsurface biogeosphere, Sub-project B01, 2017-2021).
University of Maine, Orono, USA
- Assessing and monitoring the influence of forest management practices on soil productivity, carbon storage, and conservation in the Acadian Forest Region (Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conservation Grant, 2018-2020).
- Nitrogen controls on detrital organic matter dynamics in the Northern Forest: evidence from a 26-year nitrogen addition experiment at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (Northeastern State Research Cooperative Grant, 2016-2019).