About the Lab
Climate change is caused by an imbalance in the global carbon cycle - human activity has increased the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere. To predict and mitigate the effects of climate change, we need to understand how carbon flows between the atmosphere and its two other major reservoirs on land: plants and soils. The Waring Ecology Lab at Imperial College London investigates how the ecology of plant and soil microbial communities influences the carbon cycle and its feedbacks on climate change. Read more about our research and the people involved in these efforts!
September 12 2022
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December 1 2021
September 13-15 2021
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November 18 2020
Bonnie did a Reddit AMA exploring the co-benefits and risks of large-scale tree planting to mitigate climate change
July 3 2020
Bonnie will be discussing the role of trees in fighting climate change in a panel at London Climate Action Week - register here!
June 1 2020
Where we work
The Waring lab travels all over the world to study the soil carbon cycle and its feedbacks to global change. Our current projects span the tundra to the tropics... check out our site photos below!
Lab alumna Karen Foley examined controls on greenhouse gas production by soil microbes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK. This work continues in collaboration with an NSF-funded project led by Professor Trisha Atwood at USU.
A view from one of Jess's study trees in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where she is researching carbon cycling in canopy soils
Sam is examining how nitrogen deposition shapes biogeochemistry in forests across the United Kingdom (photo credit: Saule Ziogelyte)
Anna is investigating the processes that drive natural regeneration in tropical dry forests across land use gradients (left: a forest regrowing after agricultural abandonment; right: a young tree plantation)
Luki is studying carbon sequestration in UK agricultural soils, comparing and contrasting different management practices
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