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Dr. Russell is a terrestrial ecosystems ecologist, with special expertise in the biogeochemistry of tropical and managed ecosystems. Her research addresses links between plant-species traits and ecosystems processes, focusing on species and management effects on belowground processes, and subsequent implications for human impacts on soil fertility and carbon sequestration. The significant contribution of her research is that it sheds light on basic theory regarding effects of plant diversity and species composition on the landscape, and the mechanisms by which species influence the structure and functioning of ecosystems. Read more about Dr. Russell's Research at ECOS.