Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My research interests lie in how microbial communities and soil chemistry interact to affect ecosystem function. I use genomics and stable isotopes as my main tools. I have worked in a variety of ecosystems from the Australian Outback to permafrost-affected Arctic tundra. I am currently developing projects exploring how agricultural management affects microbial diversity and function in New Hampshire.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 A combined microbial and ecosystem metric of carbon retention efficiency explains land cover-dependent soil microbial biodiversity-ecosystem function relationshipsBiogeochemistry.  153:1-15. 2021
    2021 Altered microbial structure and function after thermokarst formation.Global Change Biology.  27:823-835. 2021
    2020 The IsoGenie database: an interdisciplinary data management solution for ecosystems biology and environmental researchPeerJ.  8:e9467-e9467. 2020
    2020 Long-term effects of copper exposure to agricultural soil function and microbial community structure at a controlled and experimental field site.Environmental Pollution.  263:114411. 2020
    2020 Decomposability of soil organic matter over time: the Soil Incubation Database (SIDb, version 1.0) and guidance for incubation proceduresEarth System Science Data.  12:1511-1524. 2020
    2020 Assessing the sensitivity and repeatability of permanganate oxidizable carbon as a soil health metric: An interlab comparison across soilsGeoderma.  366:114235-114235. 2020
    2020 Heavy metals in the Arctic: Distribution and enrichment of five metals in Alaskan soils.PLoS ONE.  15:e0233297. 2020
    2020 The Transition From Stochastic to Deterministic Bacterial Community Assembly During Permafrost Thaw Succession.Frontiers in Microbiology.  11:596589. 2020
    2018 The Microbiome Stress Project: Toward a Global Meta-Analysis of Environmental Stressors and Their Effects on Microbial Communities.Frontiers in Microbiology.  9:3272. 2018
    2017 Redox and temperature-sensitive changes in microbial communities and soil chemistry dictate greenhouse gas loss from thawed permafrostBiogeochemistry.  134:183-200. 2017
    2016 Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soilsNature Climate Change.  6:950-+. 2016
    2015 Permafrost microbial community traits and functional diversity indicate low activity at in situ thaw temperaturesSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  87:78-89. 2015
    2015 A pan-Arctic synthesis of CH4 and CO2 production from anoxic soil incubations.Global Change Biology.  21:2787-2803. 2015
    2015 Chemical Indicators of Cryoturbation and Microbial Processing throughout an Alaskan Permafrost Soil Depth ProfileSoil Science Society of America Journal.  79:783-793. 2015
    2014 Predicted responses of arctic and alpine ecosystems to altered seasonality under climate change.Global Change Biology.  20:3256-3269. 2014
    Is a common goal a false hope in convergence research?: Opportunities and challenges of international convergence research to address Arctic changeEarth's Future

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2011 Controls on the Temperature Sensitivity of Soil Enzymes: A Key Driver of In Situ Enzyme Activity Rates.  245-258. 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Arctic Ecology and Society Taught course 2021
  • Arctic Ecology and Society Taught course 2021
  • Contemporary Conservatn Issues Taught course 2020
  • Soil Ecology Taught course 2020
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Natural Res Taught course 2020
  • Contemporary Conservatn Issues Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Natural Res Taught course 2019
  • Inv/Ecol &Soc Changing Arctic Taught course 2019
  • Investigations Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Natural Resource Taught course 2018
  • Soil Ecology Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Hot Topic in a Cold Place Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Jessica Ernakovich
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Natural Resources and the Environment

    56 College Rd.

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States