Katie Becklin

Postdoctoral Researcher
Primary office:
785-864-5690
Haworth Hall, room 5032


Research Interests:  Interactions between plants and other organisms, the effects of plant-fungus interactions on plant physiology and evolution, and the impact of global change on plant-fungus interactions.

Recent Publications:

Becklin, K. M., et al. 2015.  A dynamic leaf gas-exchange strategy is conserved in wood plants under changing [CO2]: evidence from carbon isotope discrimination in paleo and [CO2] enrichment studies.  Global Change Biology, 22: 2: 889-902.  doi: 10.1111/gcb.13102.

Becklin, K. M., K. L. Hertweck, and A. Jumpponen.  2012.  Host identity impacts rhizosphere fungal communities associated with three alpine plant species.  Microbial Ecology 63: 682-693.

Becklin, K. M., M. L. Pallo, and C. Galen.  2012.  Willows indirectly reduce arbuscular mycorrhizal colonizatio of understorey plants.  Journal of Ecology 100:343-352.

Becklin, K. M., G. Gamez, B. Uelk, R. A. Raguso, and C. Galen.  2011.  Soil fungal effects on floral signals, rewar4ds, and aboveground interactions in an alpine pollination web.  American Journal of Botany 98: 1299: 1308.

Recent Presentations:

Becklin, K. M. 2013.  Plant physiology and adaptation over recent geological history.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

Becklin, K. M., G. Gamez, B. Uelk, R. A. Raguso, and C. Galen.  2012.  Soil fungal effects on floral signals, rewards, and aboveground interactions in an alpine pollination web.  Gordon conference on Plant Volatiles, Ventura, CA.

Becklin, K. M., J. S. Medeiros, and J. K. Ward.  2012.  Mycorrhizal functioning since the last glacial period: Evidence from packrat midedens and stable isotopes.  Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Becklin, K. M. 2012.  Context dependent interactions:  Variation in mycorrhizal associations across space and time.  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.

Medeiros, J. O., K. Becklin, and J. K. Ward.  2012.  Leaves from ancient packrat middens reveal differences betweenplant families in physiological response to rising atmospheric CO2 since the Pleistocene.  Botanical Society of America, Columbus, OH.

Medeiros, J. S., K. Becklin, and J. K. Ward.  2012.  Leaves from ancient packrat middens reveal differences between plant families physiological response to rising atmospheric C02 since the Pleistocene.  IRACDA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.


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