Ecosystem dynamics along terrestrial-aquatic interfaces

Mechanistic understanding of tree methane emissions

Metabolic response of eelgrass to environmental stress

The role of priming effects on the conversion of blue carbon to CO2 in the coastal zone

Net ecosystem exchange of the lower Amazon River

The influence of priming effects on the carbon balance of large river reservoirs      





Human societies and earth systems are in constant co-evolution, while anthropogenic impacts on the environment can be both intensified and dampened by natural feedback loops. Our collaborative group of international researchers seeks to establish a baseline understanding of how ecosystems function naturally and quantify the influence of human activities such as land use change, deforestation, water management, and greenhouse gas emissions on these processes on global, regional, and local scales.

Exploring the interconnection between 

watersheds, human societies, and coastal oceans    

Nick Ward, PhD    

Ecosystems Research