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Louise Egerton-Warburton

Conservation Scientist, Soil and Microbial Ecology
Chicago Botanic Garden
I am a soil ecologist. My research examines the controls over ecosystem structure and function from the below-ground perspective.
My research projects typically integrate analyses of mycorrhizal fungal diversity and functioning with soil chemical and physical analyses to address three main questions: •How do feedbacks from mycorrhizal symbioses modulate ecosystem dynamics, especially in human-impacted systems? •What is the relative importance of biotic (mycorrhizal) versus abiotic (environmental) controls in ecosystem restoration? •How can we integrate mycorrhizal ecology into applied conservation with intensifying global change?
Projects

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Assessing soil salinity throughout the Garden grounds (2019)
Soil & Fungal Biology, Fieldwork, Labwork
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Mycorrhizal symbioses of the Amaryllidaceae (2016)
Ecology, Plant Systematics & Florisitic, Soil & Fungal Biology
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Rock-eating fungi (2009)
Soil & Fungal Biology
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Rock-eating fungi (2008)
Soil & Fungal Biology