Dr. Lodge gathers data on fungal phylogeny that can be applied to biogeography to gain a better understanding of their relatedness to other species, whether related species share similar ecological roles, and how fungi (including invasive species and pathogens) spread and evolve.She is always looking for new or emerging forest disease problems caused by fungi. She is also interested in the fate of soil carbon derived from different fungal decomposition processes (how much is lost to the atmosphere as CO2 or stored, the form, and the function/value to forest productivity), especially in light of their responses to regional and global change
Girl Scout Science Day
Graduate student Michelle Hwang and Post-Doc Karolina Heyduck look over the shoulders of two young students working on a computer science module for Girl Scout Day.
Research - Helianthus Seedlings
Helianthus annuus seedlings
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced