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Education/Academic qualification

PHD, University of Georgia

… → 2007

BA, Goucher College

… → 2002

Keywords

  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • ecosystem ecology
  • Sonoran Desert
  • polar desert
  • desert ecology
  • Antarctica
  • decomposition
  • soil ecology
  • climate change

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 642 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 27 Article

Nutrient dynamics during photodegradation of plant litter in the Sonoran Desert

Ball, R., Christman, M. P. & Hall, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Arid Environments.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sonoran Desert
nutrient dynamics
photolysis
photodegradation
plant litter
3 Citations (Scopus)

Soil biological responses to C, N and P fertilization in a polar desert of Antarctica

Ball, R., Adams, B. J., Barrett, J. E., Wall, D. H. & Virginia, R. A., Jul 1 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 122, p. 7-18 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertilization
Antarctica
deserts
Soil
desert

Stoichiometric shifts in soil C: N:P promote bacterial taxa dominance, maintain biodiversity, and deconstruct community assemblages

Aanderud, Z. T., Saurey, S., Ball, R., Wall, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Muscarella, M. E., Griffin, N. A., Virginia, R. A. & Adams, B. J., Jul 3 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JUL, 1401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
Soil
Nitrites
Nitrosomonadaceae
Ammonium Compounds

Urbanization alters small rodent community composition but not abundance

Guevara, J. N. A. & Ball, R., Jan 1 2018, In : PeerJ. 2018, 5, e4885.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urbanization
Herbivory
urbanization
Rodentia
rodents
11 Citations (Scopus)

Stoichiometric linkages between plant litter, trophic interactions and nitrogen mineralization across the litter-soil interface

Carrillo, Y., Ball, R. & Molina, M., Jan 1 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 92, p. 102-110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Chain
trophic interaction
stoichiometry
plant litter
mineralization

Activities

Soil Ecology Society

Rebecca Ball (Member)
1800

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Ecological Society of America

Rebecca Ball (Member)
1800

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Projects 2014 2022

Decomposition
Catalysts
Metals
Hydrogenolysis
Hydrocarbons