I am a post-doc funded by the Swedish BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate) initiative between Lund University and Gothenburg University. I work with the Wallander and Tunlid research groups here in the department of Microbial Ecology.
My research aims to improve our understanding of the role of soil microbial communities in forest productivity, carbon and nitrogen retention, and mineral weathering. I am particularly interested in how the functioning of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities responds to and potentially buffers the changing nutrient dynamics of forests subjected to anthropogenic impacts. I use a combination of modeling, soil chemistry measurements, microbial activity assays, and molecular methods (both Sanger and 454 sequencing).
My present projects include:
My previous research topics have included:
Rosenstock NP. 2009. Can ectomycorrhizal weathering respond to plant nutrient demand? Fungal Biology Reviews 23:107-114.
Rosenstock NP, Rosling A, van Hees PAW, Fransson PMA, Finlay RD. (2011). The effects of ectomycorrhizae and elevated CO2 on biotic weathering and organic acid exudation by Pinus sylvestris seedlings. In review.
Rosenstock NP, Hobbie EA, Bruns TD. The effects of prolonged nitrogen fertilization on ectomycorrhizal community composition, diversity, and colonization intensity in a mixed species northern deciduous forest. In preparation.