Laungani Lab

My research students work on a variety of topics which allows not only for the student to center their research around their passions and questions that intrigue them, but I can learn along with them.   This allows the student to teach me about their topic, and I believe helps the student to see themselves as not only as researchers, but as my colleagues. 

Much of my work focuses on questions in plant ecology related to critical topics including invasive species and climate change

Below are a list of my research students in my lab and a very brief description of the general topic/question that each student is working on (including their ultimate goals).

My Research Colleagues (listed alphabetically)

Sarah Peterson (Class of 2018)

Impact of biochar and climate change mitigation strategies on grassland diversity

Patrick Thimes (Class of 2018)

Impact of biochar on microbial respiration and soil C sequestration

Bret Andrew (Class of 2018)

Interaction between elevated CO2 and biochar on grassland plant growth


  • Bailey Kremke '13
  • Jesse Koenig '13
  • Erin Stukenholtz '13
  • Rachel Gibson '13
  • Landon Miller '13
  • Lizabeth Reimers '13
  • Brooke Segerstrom '13
  • Sydney Jumps '13
  • Maria Juarez '14
  • Phil Thramer '14
  • Ali Jansen '14
  • Brittany Ridder '14
  • Ben Clausen '14
  • Ethan Zoerb '14
  • Amber Alvarez '15
  • Casarah Schutt '15
  • Corinne Fuoco '15
  • Riley Miller '15
  • Sydney Johnson '15
  • Tyler Kuhfahl '15
  • Nik Stevenson '16
  • Zach Kaster ' 16
  • Colin Laurenroth '16
  • Jackson Mancieri '17
  • Allie Satterly '17
  • Aaron Hanlin '17

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