Shane Stoner

  • Masters Student
  • University of Idaho
  • Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences

Advisor: 

Jodi Maynard-Johnson

Research Abstract: 

Shane's research includes an agricultural field investigation of earthworm (L. terrestris) burrow walls to determine localized carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium enrichment and concentration gradients on a fine (0-12 millimeter) scale with increasing distance from burrow walls. He also works on a greenhouse experiment that uses15N stable isotopes to monitor movement and mineralization of wheat straw nitrogen into and through earthworm tissue, microbial biomass, soil, and extractable pools over 13 weeks.