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Melanie K. Taylor

Melanie K. Taylor
Center for Forest Disturbance Science
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2044
United States
Research Interest

Forest ecosystem response to changes in tree species composition; Disturbance effects on fauna and nutrient-cycling of forest soils; restoration of degraded soils; Controls on root litter decomposition and the fate of decomposed products

  • University of Georgia, M.S., Ecology, 2015
  • Concord University, B.S., Biology, 2012
Professional Experience
  • Ecologist,  USDA-FS-SRS,  2015 -
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Symbiotic Fungal Associations of Trees Have Differing Effects on Soil Carbon Content

Year: 2016
The relationships between trees and soil fungi can affect the speed of decomposition in soils around those trees, report Forest Service scientists. The symbiotic fungal associations can also affect the amount of carbon stored in those soils.