- The Elser lab members would like to congratulate Michelle McCrackin on the sucessful defense of her PhD thesis.
- The Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative now has a web site, including information on the topic, events calendar, and contacts. The Public launch of the Sustainable P Initiative is Thurday, April 22, 2010 at the Arizona Science Center. The free event begins at 7pm with a presentation by Jim Elser. http://sustainablep.asu.edu/home
- After much hard work and dedication to writing, Niu Decao has returned to China to continue the process. We wish him all the best and we still consider ASU/SOLS to be his American lab.
- New Phytologist has an online "early view" of the Tansley Review: Biological stoichiometry of plant production: metabolism, scaling and ecological response to global change, by J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, A.J. Kerkhoff, N.G. Swenson and B.J. Enquist. Check our "Publication page" for the link.
- Here is the video profile of Jim from the Regents' Professor induction. link
- Congratulations to Jess (group leader), Michelle M, and Arianne who are part of a group of SOLS graduate students who prepared a successful application to SOLS' Frontiers in Life Sciences Conference program to obtain funding to run a high-profile international meeting next year (2011). The title of the conference is "Phosphorus: Food and Our Future" and it will focus on the role of phosphorus in cells, organisms, ecosystems, agriculture, and economies; aspects of its currently non-sustainable patterns of use, including the possibility of a global "phosphorus famine"; and solutions for the future. Jim is one of the faculty advisors for the event, along with Dan Childers. Much more coming!
- Here is the pdf of Jess Corman's recent L&O publication.
- Two new papers about our N deposition study just appeared in Science and in Ecology. For more info about news coverage, check the lab blog.
Thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in this work!
Elser, J.J., T. Andersen, J.S. Baron, A. Bergstrom, M. Jansson, M. Kyle, K.R. Nydick, L. Steger, D.O. Hessen. 2009. Shifts in lake N:P stoichiometry and nutrient limitation driven by atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Science 326: 835 – 837.
Elser, J.J., M. Kyle, L. Steger, K.R. Nydick and J.S. Baron. 2009. Nutrient availability and phyto-plankton nutrient limitation across a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Ecology 90: 3062-3073.
- The lab is pleased to welcome Yu Qiang to the lab for several months. He's a Chinese Visiting Scholar from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany and is doing his PhD on plant stoichiometry in grasslands.
- Jim's recent Global Change Biology article with Christian Mulder
(Global Change Biol. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01899.x) has been
featured in Nature News
- Jess Corman has just had a paper accepted for publication in Limnology and Oceanography. "Upwelling couples chemical and biological dynamics across the littoral and pelagic zones of Lake Tanganyika, East Africa" by Corman, J. R., P. B. McIntyre, B. Kuboja, W. Mbemba, D. Fink, C. W. Wheeler, C. Gans, E. Michel, and A. S. Flecker
- With field season in high gear and all of us heading off to far corners of the world, we are using the Elser blog site, Stoichiometry, fairly unbalanced, to keep in touch. Visit us there.
- Michelle McCrackin’s manuscript, “McCrackin, M. L., J. J. Elser, Atmospheric nitrogen deposition influences denitrification and nitrous oxide production in lakes” has been accepted for publication in the journal Ecology.
- We are pleased to report that Arianne Cease has advanced to PhD candidacy.
- The Elser group has a new blog! Twittering included. link
- Jim Elser has been named ASU Regents Professor. link
- The Elser group is proud to announce that Jim Elser has been honored with the 2009 ASU Professor of the Year award. link
- Michelle McCrackin has won a Fulbright scholarship to study in Norway. She plans on doing field work this summer in Norway, returning to several places she sampled in 2007.
- We are pleased to welcome Dag Hessen and Hans Petter Leinaas from University of Oslo, Norway, to our lab. Dag and Hans Petter will be with us for a month, during which time they will renew their association with the sun and do some collaborative work with the Elser lab.
- Claudia Acquisti's recent paper "Acquisti, C., J.J. Elser, and S. Kumar. Nitrogen-limitation shapes the composition of genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes in multi-cellular eukaryotes. Mol. Biol. Evol." has been highlighted in The Scientist and can be found online at: The Scientist
- Congratulations go to Michelle McCrackin for advancing to PhD candidacy.
- A paper entitled "Nutrient availability and phytoplankton nutrient limitation across a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition" has been accepted for publication in Ecology. Authors are Jim Elser, Marcia Kyle, Laura Steger, Koren Nydick, and Jill Baron. Great going everyone!
- Jim Elser has been elected as a AAAS Fellow! link
- Congratulations go to Melanie Engstrom on completion of her Bachelor's of Science degree.
- Katherine Dunning's Honor's research is now published in the Journal of Young Investigators. Congratulations on completion of this work. link
- Jim Elser has been awarded the ASU Distinguished Faculty Award for 2008! link
- “Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems” as published in the journal “ECOLOGY LETTERS” in December, 2007 has been recently identified by Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators to be one of the most cited papers in the research area of “GLOBAL NITROGEN CYCLE.” It will be featured as an Emerging Front paper in December, 2008. link
- Congratulations to Arianne Cease. She is profiled as an Ourstanding Student at the ASU Graduate Collage's web site: http://graduate.asu.edu/profiles/cease.html
- Jim Elser will give the Distinguished Alumni Series talk at the Uiversity of Notre Dame on October 2, 2008.
- Chinese exchange student Mr. Niu Decao joins the Elser group in October to collaborate with us on plant stoichiometery.
- We are excited to announce that Dr. Shelly Arnott (link to Arnott web site) will be a visiting scholar in the Elser lab for the Fall, 2008 semester.
- Arianne Cease is joining our lab to investigate grasshopper physiological ecology and stoichiometry. She will be co-advised in her PhD research by Jim Elser and Jon Harrison. Arianne worked this last summer in Inner Mongolia on grasshoppers along with Dr. Hao Shuguang.
- Field work has been completed in Colorado. Check out the blog here. And while you are at it, look for more beautiful photos from our recent field sites here.
- ASU ranked 6th nationally for impact in ecology and environmental sciences research. Check out the link!
- Katherine Dunning has sucessfully defended her Honor's thesis: A Mathematical and Empirical Analysis of Stoichiometric Effects of Light Intensity on Daphnia Dynamics and Coexistence.
- Jess Corman will be joining the Elser lab to begin work on her PhD starting in the Fall, 2008. We look forward to having her in our lab.
- Jim Elser is giving one of the plenary lectures at this summer’s Gordon Conference on “The Metabolic Basis of Ecology”, July 8–11 in Maine.
- March 21, 2008. SOLS Science Studio featuring Jim Elser, Title: Biological stoichiometry: a semi-random walk from plankton to proteomes, Host: Sharon Hall
- Jim Elser delivered two lectures in the “Eminent Ecologist” lecture series at Utah State University (Feb 2008)
- A paper on large-scale patterns in seston C:N:P stoichiometry has been accepted for publication in Limnology and Oceanography (Sterner, R.W., T. Andersen, J. J. Elser, D.O. Hessen, J. Hood, E. McCauley, and J Urabe. Scale-dependent carbon: nitrogen:phosphorus seston stoichiometry in marine and freshwaters. Limnol. Oceanogr.)
- Jim Elser discusses the lab’s work on biological stoichiometry in the School of Life Science’s podcast “Science Studio”.
- Distinguished stoichiometry expert Dr Tom Andersen (U of Oslo) is visiting the lab during spring and summer 2008 as part of his sabbatical leave.