Benjamin N Sulman
R&D Staff Associate
Dr. Sulman uses biogeochemical model and large data sets to study how plants, microbes, and soils interact with their environment to control carbon, nutrient, and water cycling in ecosystems and the atmosphere. His primary research tools are computer models of biogeochemical cycling. He has developed models of microbial decomposition and the role of fungal symbioses in plant nutrient uptake, and applied these models from ecosystem to global scales. He is particularly interested in using models to scale biological and chemical processes from the microscale of soils to the macroscale of ecosystem, continental, and global simulations.
Dr. Sulman received his Ph.D in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, and conducted postdoctoral work at Princeton University and Indiana University. In addition to his research work, he is a coordinator of the American Geophysical Union Biogeosciences Section Early Career Committee.