Welcome to the Baer Ecology Laboratory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

My lab’s main research topics include Ecosystem, Soil, and Restoration Ecology: Changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling during restoration; diversity-productivity relationships; the role of soil heterogeneity and resource availability in restoring plant diversity; consequences of intra- and inter-specific variation for community assembly and ecosystem processes; application of ecological theory to restored systems.

For more information, please take a look at the past and current research projects.

Useful Links

SIU Department of Plant Biology

SIU Core Facility for Ecological Analyses

SIU Center for Ecology

SIU IGERT Program in Watershed Science and Policy

Konza Prairie LTER