Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions

The SPA LAB bridges core research areas within the Environmental Studies Program, Department of Geography, and Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon. We focus on the study of soil-plant-atmosphere interactions that influence the composition, distribution, and function of terrestrial ecosystems. To gain basic knowledge and optimize the use of natural resources, our students conduct data-intensive scientific research, blending laboratory experiments, field observations, and modeling tools. Our projects address emerging challenges for environmental sustainability, focusing on connections between natural and human systems, to predict and mitigate the impact of global environmental change.


Environmental Studies Program 
Department of Geography 
Institute of Ecology and Evolution