EMILY E. AUSTIN
University of New Hampshire · Department of Natural Resources and the Environment ·
114 James Hall 56 College Drive Durham NH 03824· firstname.lastname@example.org · http://emilyeaustin.com
University of Tennessee Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Biology Dec 2013
Hampshire College B.A. Forest Ecology and Environmental Sciences May 2006
University of New Hampshire Post-Doctoral research fellow 2014 – present
University of Tennessee Teaching Fellow 2009 – 2013
NSF Research Fellow 2010 – 2013
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Post-Baccalaureate research fellow 2006 – 2009
Harvard Forest Research Assistant 2005-2006
Woods Hole Research Center NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates 2005
& Harvard Forest research fellowship
Austin, EE, Wickings, K, McDaniel M, Robertson, PG, Grandy, AS. 201X. The fate of cover crop root and shoot carbon belowground in a corn bioenergy system. GCB Bioenergy – In press.
Austin, EE, Grandy, AS, Breza*, LB, Bowles, TM. 201X. Cover crop identity influences soil carbon stocks: A Meta-analysis. In preparation.
Austin, EE, Schadt, CW, Classen, AT. 201X. Experimental warming slows wood decomposition and causes shifts in decomposer communities and effects vary between sites. In preparation.
Austin, EE, Schadt, CW, Classen, AT. 201X. Fungal community shifts during wood decomposition do not alter the response of respiration to temperature. In preparation.
Castro, HF, Classen, AT, Austin, EE, Crawford, KM*, Schadt, CW. 2012. Development and validation of a citrate synthase directed quantitative PCR marker for soil bacterial communities. Applied Soil Ecology 61:69-75.
Castro, HF, Classen, AT, Austin, EE, Norby, RJ & Schadt, CW. 2010. Soil Microbial Responses to Multiple Experimental Climate Change Drivers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76: 999-1007.
Matheny, PB, Austin, EE, Birkebak, JM, & Wolfenbarger, AD. 2010. Craterellus fallax, a Black Trumpet mushroom from eastern North America with a broad host range. Mycorrhiza. 20: 569-575
Austin, EE, Castro, HF, Schadt, CW, Sides, KT, & Classen, AT. 2009. Assessment of 10 years of CO2 fumigation on soil microbial communities and function in a sweetgum plantation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41: 514-520.
Fellowships and Awards
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) 2010 – 2013
University of Tennessee Science Alliance Award 2012
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Summer Funding 2011
Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (GREBE) Travel grants 2010- 11
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows Travel Award 2011
Federation of European Microbiological Societies Young Scientist Meeting Grant 2011
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Soil Ecology Section (SES) Student travel award 2010
Travel award from the Fungal Environmental Sampling and Informatics Network 2008
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates- Harvard Forest 2005
Founding member of the South East New Hampshire chapter of “Showing up for Racial Justice”
Started and led a social justice reading group for primarily white graduate students, faculty, and staff at UNH
Advisor to graduate student LGBTQA group “Stonewall grads” at the University of New Hampshire
Member of the University of New Hampshire Black Student Union and Women in Science
Invited reviewer for Soil Biology and Biochemistry, PLoS one, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Climatic Change, Ecosystems, and Fungal Ecology
Council member of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) www.iras.org 2015-present
Chair of the IRAS 2017 annual meeting “The Wicked Problem of Climate Change: What can it do for us?”
Judge for the New Hampshire NCRS soil judging contest in Durham, NH 2016
Developed a booth “More than a Mushroom” for the US Science and Engineering Festival in 2012.
Designed and taught “Fungus Among Us” “Kids U” summer course, grades 6-9, June 2011, June 2012
Organized Local mushroom forays for public attendance in Knoxville 2010
Judge at the Tennessee Science Bowl in Oak Ridge, TN 2008
Designed and led a workshop for “Girls Day in the Lab” at Hampshire College 2006
Selected abstracts *indicates student co-author
Austin, EE, Wickings, K, McDaniel M, Robertson, PG, Grandy, AS. 2016. The fate of cover crop root and shoot carbon belowground in a corn bioenergy system. American Geophysical Union annual fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Austin, EE and Grandy, AS, 2015 More roots than shoots in soil carbon. Soil Ecology Society annual meeting Colorado Springs, CO.
Grandy, AS, and Austin, EE, 2015 A salute to roots: microbes, rhizodeposits and soil physical processes drive preferential decomposition and stabilization of root carbon. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Baltimore, MD. Invited talk
Austin, EE, Schadt, CW, Dunn, RR, Sanders, NJ, and Classen, AT, 2014 The effects of warming on wood decomposition and decomposer communities differ between two sites. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Sacramento, CA.
Austin, EE, Schadt, CW, and Classen, AT, 2012. Wood decomposing fungal community structure and function differ across decay stages of wood, but respond similarly to temperature. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Portland OR.
Floyd, MS*, Austin, EE, Classen, AT, 2012. Warming interacts with location to structure arthropod communities in decomposing logs over time. Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA). Knoxville, Tennessee.
Austin, EE, Classen, AT, and Schadt, CW, 2011. The temperature response of fungal activity varies across stages of wood decomposition. Ecology of Soil Microorganisms: Microbes as important drivers of soil processes. Federation of European Microbiological Societies International meeting, Prague, Czech Republic
Austin, EE, Classen, AT, and Schadt, CW, 2010 There is little variation in lignocellulosic fungal community structure on decomposing wood of two species Liquidambar styraciflua and Pinus taeda across 3 sites in Oak Ridge, TN. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
Austin, EE, Classen, AT, and Schadt, CW. 2009. Lignocellulosic fungal community structure on decomposing wood of two species across 3 sites in Oak Ridge, TN. Soil Ecology Society annual meeting Burlington, VT
Austin, EE, Castro, HF, Classen, AT, and Schadt, CW. 2008. Microbial community structure shifts in a multifactor climate change experiment. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Milwaukee, WI.
Leggett, L*, Lucas, B*, Austin, EE, Castro, HF and Schadt, CW. 2008. Soil Acidobacteria Prove Difficult to Culture. Spring Poster Session: DOE Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) and the Tennessee Governor’s Academy. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN.
Austin, EE, Castro, HF, Schadt, CW, Sides, KT, and Classen, AT. 2007. Effects of elevated [CO2] on soil microbial community structure and function. Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics conference, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee.