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Farrer, Emily


Emily Farrer

PhD, University of Michigan, 2010
BA, Kalamazoo College, 2002
Office: 504-862-8288



Global change biology, plant-soil microbe interactions, alpine tundra, plant invasion

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Microbial ecology • Plant/vegetation ecology




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Patterns of root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophytes across a mostly-unvegetated, high-elevation landscape.

Bueno de Mesquita, C, Sartwell, S.A., Ordermann, E.V., Porazinska, D.L., Farrer, E.C., King, A.J., Spasojevic, M.J., Smith, J.G., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K, Fungal Ecology, 36, 63-74, DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.07.009,


Plant diversity and density predict belowground diversity and function in an early successional alpine ecosystem.

Porazinska, D.T., Farrer, E.C., Spasojevic, M.J., Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Sartwell, S.A., Smith, J.G., White, C.T., King, A.J., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K., Ecology, 99, 9, 1942-1952, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2420,


Seed-associated fungi in the alpine tundra: Both mutualists and pathogens could impact plant recruitment.

Tobias, T.B., Farrer, E.C., Rosales, A., Sinsabaugh, R.L., Suding, K.N., Porras-Alfaro, A., Fungal Ecology, 30, 10-18, DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.08.0,


Plant colonization of moss-dominated soils in the alpine: Microbial and biogeochemical implications.

Clifton P. Bueno de Mesquita, Joseph E. Knelman, Andrew J. King, Emily C. Farrer, Dorota L. Porazinska, Steven K. Schmidt, Katharine N. Suding, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 111, 135-142, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.008,


Teasing apart plant community responses to N enrichment: the roles of resource limitation, competition and soil microbes.

Farrer, EC, Suding, KN, Ecology Letters, 19, 1287-1296, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12665,


Incorporating biotic factors in species distribution modeling: are interactions with soil microbes important?.

Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff, King, Andrew J., Schmidt, Steven K., Farrer, Emily C., Suding, Katharine N., Ecography, 38, 001-011, DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01797,


Vegetation change at high elevation: scale dependence and interactive effects on Niwot Ridge.

Suding, Katharine N., Farrer, Emily C., King, Andrew J., Kueppers, Lara, Spasojevic, Marko J., Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1010189,


Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra.

Farrer, E. C., Ashton, I. W., Spasojevic, M. J., Fu, S., Gonzalez, D. J. X., Suding, K. N., The Journal of Ecology, 103, 2, 351-360, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12363,


Assembly of root-associated bacteria communities: Interactions between abiotic and biotic factors.

Dean, S. L., Farrer, E. C., Porras-Alfaro, A., Suding, K. N., Sinsabaugh, R. L., Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7, 1, 102-110, DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12194,


Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient.

Hallett, L.M., Hsu, J.S., Cleland, E.E., Collins, S.L., Dickson, T.L., Farrer, E.C., Gherardi, L.A., Gross, K.L., Hobbs, R.J., Turnbull, L., Suding, K.N., Ecology, 95, 6, 1693-1700, DOI: 10.1890/13-0895.1,


Separating direct and indirect effects of global change: a population dynamic modeling approach using readily available field data.

Farrer, EC, Ashton, IW, Knape, J, Suding, KN, Global Change Biology, 20, 1238-1250, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12401,

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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