Laura Meredith

PhD, Climate Physics and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2013
BS, Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2005
Title & Affiliation: 
Assistant Professor, Biosphere 2, School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona

My research is focused on microbe-mediated trace gas fluxes between the soil and atmosphere, their genomic basis, and methods to link gene to ecosystem function in the face of soil complexity and wide-ranging scales.​ Current work in our group is focused on the LEO system and the Biosphere 2 rainforest.

Model Systems


2018 (Published)

Controlled Experiments of Hillslope Coevolution at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory: Toward Prediction of Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Change . Volkmann Till H. M., Aditi Sengupta, Luke A. Pangle, Katerina Dontsova, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Ciaran J. Harman, Guo-Yue Niu, Laura K. Meredith, Nate Abramson, Antonio A. Meira Neto, Yadi Wang, John R. Adams, David D. Breshears, Aaron Bugaj, Jon Chorover, Alejandro Cueva, Stephen B. DeLong, Matej Durcik, Ty P. A. Ferre, Edward A. Hunt, Travis E. Huxman, Minseok Kim, Raina M. Maier, Russell K. Monson, Jon D. Pelletier, Michael Pohlmann, Craig Rasmussen, Joaquin Ruiz, Scott R. Saleska, Marcel G. Schaap, Michael Sibayan, Markus Tuller, Joost L. M. van Haren, Xubin Zeng and Peter A. Troch (2018): in: Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments (eds. Jiu-Fu Liu and Wei-Zu Gu), IntechOpen, pp. 25-74.