• Waring Ecology Lab

    Plant, microbial, and ecosystem ecology

  • 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!

  • Lab News

    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

    The Waring Ecology Lab has moved to its new home at Imperial College London! We are thrilled to be a part of this vibrant research community.

  • 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!

    Guopeng is conducting experiments within an ecosystem warming experiment (established by our collaborators Sasha Reed, Colin Tucker, and others at the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center) near Moab, UT

    Karen Foley is examining controls on greenhouse gas production by soil microbes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK

    A view from one of Jess's study trees in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where she is examining carbon cycling in canopy soils