Dr. Darrouzet-Nardi’s research is focused on investigating the plant and soil processes that drive terrestrial ecosystems. A consistent theme in their work is filling in the belowground component of our understanding of ecosystems to complement stronger existing knowledge of aboveground processes. They use approaches such as biogeochemistry, including isotopic analyses, laboratory experiments, and field experiments. Field projects have focused on mountain, desert, and Arctic tundra ecosystems. Many projects also include a global change component such as the effects of invasive species, air pollution, or climate change.