JENNY M. TALBOT 
 Ph.D.  
Stanford University 





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Functional Ecology
                                                                                                                                                                                           

Talbot JM, TD Bruns, JW Taylor, DP Smith, S Branco, SI Glassman, S Erlandson, R Vilgalys, H-L Liao, ME Smith, and KG Peay. 2014. Endemism and functional convergence across the North American
soil mycobiome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1402584111.

Talbot JM, S Erlandson, D Smith, S Glassman, R Vilgalys, T Bruns, J Taylor, M Smith, KG Peay. In press. Independent roles of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi in soil organic matter decay. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 57: 282-291. (PDF)

Talbot JM
, KK Treseder. 2012. Interactions between lignin, cellulose, and N drive litter chemistry-decay relationships. Ecology. 93: 345-354 (Featured on journal cover)
. (PDF)

Todd-Brown KEO, FM Hopkins, SN Kivlin, JM Talbot, SD Allison. 2012. A framework for representing microbial decomposition in coupled climate models. Biogeochemistry
109: 19-33 (Invited). (PDF)

Talbot JM, DJ Yelle, JS Nowick, KK Treseder. 2012. Litter decay rates are determined by lignin chemistry. Biogeochemistry 108: 279-295.
(PDF)

Talbot JM, KK Treseder. 2010. Controls over mycorrhizal uptake of organic N. Pedobiologia 53: 169-179.
(PDF)

Gallet-Budynek A, E Brzostek, VL Rodgers, JM Talbot, S Hyzy, AC Finzi. 2009. Intact amino acid uptake by northern hardwood and conifer trees. Oecologia 160: 129-138. (
PDF)

Talbot JM, SD Allison, KK Treseder. 2008. Decomposers in disguise: Mycorrhizal fungi as regulators of soil carbon dynamics in ecosystems under global change. Functional Ecology 22: 955-963.
(PDF)

Talbot JM, AC Finzi. 2008. Differential effects of sugar maple, red oak, and hemlock tannins on carbon and nitrogen cycling in temperate forest soils. Oecologia 155: 583–592. (PDF)

Talbot JM, KD Kroger, A Rago, MC Allen, and MA Charette. 2003. Nitrogen Flux and Speciation Through the Subterranean Estuary of Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. Biol. Bull. 205: 244-245. (
PDF)



Talbot JM, KK Treseder. 2011. Dishing the dirt on carbon cycling. Nature Climate Change 1: 144-146. (PDF).

Salguero-Gomez R, M Whiteside, JM Talbot. 2009. Channeling your passion for ecology into eco-service. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (PDF).

Talbot, JM, A Miller-Rushing. 2008. An era of opportunity for students. Guest editorial in: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6: 59-59. (
PDF)



Talbot JM, KG Peay. In review. Functional guild predicts the role of fungi in fast and slow soil biogeochemical cycles. Fungal Ecology.

Huggins, JL, JM Talbot, M Gardes, and PG Kennedy. In review. Unlocking the environmental keys to host specificity: differential nitrate and acidity tolerance by Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungi. Fungal Ecology.

Liao, H-L, Y Chen, TD Bruns, KG Peay, JW Taylor, S Branco, JM Talbot, and R Vilgalys. In review. Metatranscriptomic analysis of ectomycorrhizal roots reveals genes associated with Piloderma-Pinus symbiosis. Environmental Microbiology.

Talbot JM, KG Peay, and KK Treseder. In prep. Niche differentiation in litter resource use explains structure-function relationships in decomposer communities.

Lofgren, L, JM Talbot, KG Peay. In prep. In vitro inoculation: a new method that increases diversity of ectomycorrhizas available for laboratory experimentation

Talbot JM, DL Moorehead, RL Sinsabaugh, and KK Treseder. In prep. Redefining microbial controls over decomposition: a coupled experimental and modeling approach.

Invited presentations

Differential responses of saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal fungi explain N enrichment effects on decay. International Mycological Congress, Bankok, Thailand, August 2014.

Variation in biomass chemistry across soil fungi. Annual meeting of the Mycological Society of America, East Lansing, MI, June 2014.

Fungal processes in soils: mechanisms, patterns, and biogeochemical consequences. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Biology Seminar, January, 2014

Modeling fungal decomposition pathways across scales. Annual meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Austin, TX, August 2013.

Microbial processes in soils: mechanisms, patterns, and biogeochemical consequences. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Soil Science Seminar, May, 2013

From hyphae to biomes: a continental-scale look at form and function of soil fungal communities. USGS, Menlo Park, May, 2013

Breaking open the black box: microbial mechanisms of biogeochemical cycling through soils. University of
California, Berkeley, ESPM Department Seminar, Berkeley, CA, January 2013


Unearthing the role of fungal communities in the soil carbon cycle. Duke University, Department of Biology University Program in Ecology Seminar Series, Durham, NC, January 2013.

Unearthing the role of fungal communities in the soil carbon cycle. University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology Population Biology Seminar Series, Austin, TX, October 2012.

Speaker, “Sustainable Biosphere Initiative at 20 Years: The View Forward” Reception, Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, August 2012.

Linking fungal genetics to ecological function: an analytical and computational chemistry approach. Annual meeting of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA, April 2012.

Dishing the dirt on decomposition: how soil fungi shape the ecosystem carbon cycle, Bay Area Mycological Society monthly meetings, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa, CA, April 2012.

Breaking open the black box: how feedbacks between plants and microbes control the soil C cycle. Iowa State University, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Departmental Seminar Series, Ames, Iowa, March 2011.


Contributed presentations

Modeling fungal decomposition pathways across scales. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, August 2013.

Independent roles of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic communities in soil organic matter decay. Annual Argonne National Labs Soil Metagenomics Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2012.

Functional differences among decomposer communities explain litter chemistry controls over decay. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, August 2012.

Unearthing the role of fungal communities in the soil carbon cycle. NOAA Summer Institute, Steamboat Springs, CO, July 2012.

Interactions between lignin, cellulose, and N control litter chemistry-decay relationships. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX, August 2011.

Lignin, cellulose, and nitrogen interactions controll the activity of decomposer fungi. Annual meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Fairbanks, AK, August 2011.

Does lignin chemistry control litter decomposition rates? Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2010.

Testing the guild-based decomposition model: Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system. Meeting of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME), Seattle, WA, August 2010.

Arabidopsis thaliana as a model plant to study ecosystem processes. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI, August 2008 (PDF).

Bridging the gap: the role of mycorrhizal fungi in plant uptake or organic N. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA, August 2007.

Tannin influences on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in temperate forest soils. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN, August 2006. (PDF)
                                                                                                       
Linking tannin concentration to nitrogen cycle dynamics in temperate forest soils. Undergraduate Chemistry Symposium, Boston University, May 2004.

Nitrogen Flux and Speciation through the Subterranean Estuary of Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts. General Scientific Meetings, Marine Biological Laboratory, August 2003.


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