University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences



Melissa Pastore


Graduate Student,  University of Minnesota,  2015-2020


The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that some of the largest uncertainties in global carbon cycle feedbacks involve responses to rising atmospheric CO2 concentration and climate change. I aim to understand how global changes and the interactions between these factors (elevated CO2, N pollution, warming, and precipitation) affect plant communities and ecosystem processes such as nitrogen cycling. Most of my research experience has been in a tidal marsh ecosystem along the Chesapeake Bay, but I am excited to compare the effects of global changes in the waterlogged marsh to those in the much drier environment of the Cedar Creek grasslands.

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100 Ecology Building
1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul MN, 55108

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