Michael Weintraub

Department

Environmental Sciences

Organization

University of Toledo

Email
michael.weintraub [at] utoledo.edu
Phone
4195302585

Address

2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

Brief Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at The University of Toledo. I received my Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004, and then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado before coming to the University of Toledo’s Dept. of Environmental Sciences in 2006.

I study basic processes in the soil, such as decomposition and nutrient cycling, to learn how ecosystems function and how they might respond to disturbances such as climate change. Much of my research since 1996 has been in the Alaskan Arctic, an area already experiencing dramatic changes in climate.

Interests

Permafrost

Science Specialties

biogeochemistry, nutrient dynamics, soil ecology, terrestrial ecosystems

Current Research

Effects of climate on soil nutrient availability.