New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
email: throop (at) nmsu.edu
I will be visiting the Polytechnic of Namibia for calendar year 2015 on
a Fulbright research/teaching scholarship. Email will be the best way
to reach me during this time. I do not anticipate accepting new
graduate students to start at NMSU before the Spring 2016 semester.
Throop Lab is broadly interested in understanding links between
processes and ecosystem processes. We are especially interested in
exploring how these organism-ecosystem links are affected by human
activities (e.g., atmospheric nitrogen deposition, climate change, and
land management). Most of our work explores the impacts of human
activities on plant-ecosystem links within two general themes: (1) the
patterns and mechanisms by which individual plants affect carbon (C)
and nitrogen (N) cycles and (2) the patterns and physiological
mechanisms by which plants respond to perturbations in the C and N
cycles. We address these questions through research that integrates
manipulative field experiments with modeling techniques. Our
experimental approach spans a broad a range of techniques, from the
physiological level to the ecosystem level, allowing us to explore
links among different levels of ecological organization.
The Throop Lab employs and advises a small number of highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Check out our Information for Prospective Students.