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The Kominoski Laboratory for Ecosystem Ecology is a research group directed by Dr. John Kominoski within the Institute of Environment at Florida International University (FIU).

The lab explores various scales of organic matter processing along gradients of environmental drivers within and among ecosystems, testing two main questions:

  1. How do disturbances drive changes in autotrophic, heterotrophic, and net ecosystem productivity and carbon storage?
  2. How do disturbances interact with long-term environmental changes to affect ecosystem functions, specifically the loss, storage, and movement of carbon (energy) and nutrients within and among ecosystems?