Stuart Grandy serves currently as an Assistant Professor of soil biogeochemistry and fertility at the University of New Hampshire. His research examines how soil organisms interact with their environment to regulate ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling, organic matter turnover, trace gas emissions, and productivity. This research encompasses multiple spatial scales and lies at the interface of soil ecology, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem science. Much of the current work focuses in some capacity on the feedbacks between plants, organic matter dynamics, and soil biological communities. His particular interests are among examining the main pathways in which decomposer communities influence soil organic matter formation. He also has several projects examining the drivers of nitrogen cycling and availability in agricultural soils, and he is specifically interested in finding ways that can improve nitrogen use efficiency.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011