Masters Student, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
Univ. of Arizona - University of Arizona
Research description: The effects of disturbances such as wildfire on soil microbial communities and the ways in which this impacts their biogeochemical cycling, particularly nitrogen cycling. I use a variety of assays and molecular tools to investigate these questions and elucidate how these microbes influence large-scale ecosystem processes.
Depth and topographic controls on microbial activity in a recently burned sub-alpine catchment. Fairbanks D., Shepard C., Murphy M., Rasmussen C., Chorover J., Rich V., Gallery R. (2020): Soil Biology and Biochemistry 148: 107844
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Soil biogeochemistry and microbial community recovery post-wildfire in a mixed conifer forest in northern New Mexico. Fairbanks, D., Muscarella, C.R., Murphy, M.A., Chorover, J., Rich, V.I., Gallery, R.E. (2018): Abstract B42D-05 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec
Interactions of Wildfire, Landscape Position, and Soil Depth in Structuring Post-Fire Soil Microbial Communities. Murphy M.A. (2016): MS Thesis, Soil, Water & Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 50 pp