Energy Faculty

Faculty Profile

Luke Nave

Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Biological Station
Biography

Nave’s research is focused on carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling in forests. Through various doctoral and post-doctoral projects, he has studied processes occurring in soils, fungi, plants, and the atmosphere. These processes include soil C and N transformations, mycorrhizal and plant N uptake, growth, and detritus production, and atmospheric N deposition. To study these processes, he uses a combination of basic methods (e.g., digging up soil samples, shooting down leaves from the tops of trees) and more complex approaches, such as stable isotope mass spectrometry and meta-analysis.

He currently conducts research at the U-M Biological Station and is also the Coordinator for the International Soil Carbon Network, affiliated with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.

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