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Dr Kate Orwin

Formerly at Lancaster University

Kate Orwin

Research overview

My primary research interest is how above and below ground interactions affect ecosystem functions such as carbon and nutrient cycling. I am particularly interested in how plant and microbial community traits, diversity and spatial variation affect these functions.

I currently work in four systems to answer questions related to these potential drivers of carbon and nutrient cycling – peatland bog and grasslands in the UK, and temperate forest and grassland in New Zealand.

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