Nina Wurzburger, Associate Professor
My research examines the fascinating and complex biogeochemical processes of terrestrial ecosystems. I study nutrient cycles, how they modulate the broader functioning of ecosystems and how global change adds complexity to these relationships. To this end, my research integrates fine- to coarse-grained perspectives, from the genetic diversity and physiology of soil microorganisms to elemental fluxes at the level of landscapes and biomes.
CWT Science Advisory Committee
Primary Organization: University of Georgia
Dr. Nina Wurzburger
University of Georgia
Room 135, Ecology Building
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: (706) 542-5109
Other Phone: (706) 542-7402
FAX Number: (706) 542-4819
CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)
Minucci, J. M., Miniat, C. F., Teskey, R. O. and Wurzburger, N. (2017), Tolerance or avoidance: drought frequency determines the response of an N2-fixing tree. New Phytol, 215: 434–442. doi:10.1111/nph.14558
Nuckolls, April E.; Wurzburger, Nina; Ford, Chelcy R.; Hendrick, Ronald L.; Vose, James M.; Kloeppel, Brian D. 2009. Hemlock declines rapidly with hemlock woolly adelgid infestation: impacts on the carbon cycle of southern Appalachian forests. Ecosystems 12(2): 179-190.
Ford, C.R., N. Wurzburger, R.L. Hendrick, and R.O. Teskey. 2007. Soil DIC uptake and fixation in Pinus taeda seedlings and its C contribution to plant tissue and ectomycorrhizal fungi. Tree Physiology. 27: 375-383.
Conference Posters and Presentations
Jackson, C.R., P. Caldwell, K. Elliott, T. Hwang, J. Knoepp, C. Miniat, C. Oishi, J. Webster, and N. Wurzburger. 2018. Coweeta (CWT) and forest mesophication of the temperate montane deciduous forest of the Southern Appalachians: A response to species loss, BNF, climate change, and/or fire exclusion? NSF LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 30-October 4, Asilomar, CA.
Wurzburger, N., K.J. Elliott, and C.F. Miniat. Nitrogen fixation facilitates forest recovery after repeated disturbance. Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, August 10, 2017.