Nina Wurzburger

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

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Ph.D. – University of Georgia

M.S. – University of California, Davis

B.S. – University of California, Davis

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

University of Georgia Presidential Early Career Award, 2016

Harper Prize, Journal of Ecology, Best paper by young author, 2009

Best Paper of Session, Division S-7, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2005

Amazing Student Award, University of Georgia, 2005

Inductee, Blue Key Honor Society, 2005

  • Ecological Society of America
  • British Ecological Society
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • International Mycorrhiza Society
Research Interests
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Plant – soil relationships
  • Ecology of plant root symbioses (mycorrhizas and nitrogen fixation)
  • Global and regional change
Selected Publications

Wurzburger, N and Clemmensen, KE. 2018 From mycorrhizal fungal traits to ecosystems – and back again, Journal of Ecology 106: 463-467.

Wurzburger, N. and Brookshire, E.N.J. 2017 Experimental evidence that mycorrhizal nitrogen strategies affect soil carbon, Ecology 98(6) 1491-1497.

Wurzburger, N, Brookshire, E.N.J., McCormack, M.L., and Lankau, R.A. 2017 Mycorrhizal fungi as drivers and modulators of terrestrial ecosystem processes. New Phytologist 213: 996-999.

Wurzburger, N. and Hedin, L.O. 2016 Taxonomic identity determines symbiotic N2 fixation by canopy trees across lowland tropical forests. Ecology Letters 19: 62-70.