Josh Schimel

Environmental Studies & EEMB

Office Location

Noble Hall 1108


Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Microbial Ecology, and Organismal Ecology


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley¬†


My research sits at the interface of ecosystem and microbial ecology. I am interested in the role of soil microbes in controlling ecosystem scale processes. I am particularly interested in the linkages between plant and soil processes, and how changes in microbial community structure affects ecosystem-scale dynamics. My work is now focusing on three ecosystems: the Arctic tundra in Alaska, the taiga forest of Alaska, and the California annual grassland-oak savanna.