Aanderud, Zachary

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

Email: 1{bdibsz`bboefsveAczv/fev  (Email Form)

4125  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4220

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Research Interests
Microbial and Ecosystem Ecology—Much of my research links temporal fluctuations in resources to microbial community structure and ecosystem services. This overarching theme has inspired questions relating to the: 1) consequences of rainfall and snowfall change on bacterial community assembly and trace gas production; 2) impacts of disturbances on bacterial communities and water and soils quality in arid environments; and 3) more recently, roles of bacterial functional traits in surviving and thriving in extreme environments (i.e., dry valleys of Antarctica and hypersaline lakes across the Western United States).
 Memberships
  • International Society of Microbial Ecology, 2010-Present
  • Soil Science Society of America, 2009-Present
  • Ecological Society of America, 2004-Present
 Courses Taught

Spring 2017
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 016
Winter 2017
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 020
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 019
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 003
Fall 2016
  • PWS 150: Environmental Biology Section 001
  • PWS 365: Environ Micro & Biogeochem Section 001
  • PWS 366: Env Micro & Biogeochem Lab Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 020
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 018
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 009
Summer 2016
  • PWS 150: Environmental Biology Section 001
  • PWS 365: Environ Micro & Biogeochem Section 001
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Aanderud ZT, Schoolmaster DR, Bybee J, Campbell T, Roundy BA. 2016. Soils mediate the impact of fine woody debris on invasive and native grasses as whole trees are mcechanically shredded into firebreaks in pinon-juniper woodlands. Journal of Arid Environments. 137:60-68. <website>

Bybee J, Roundy BA, Young KR, Hulet A, Roundy DB, Crook L, Aanderud ZT, Eggett DL, Cline NL. 2016. Vegetation response to pinyon and juniper tree shredding. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 69:224-234. <website> doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.01.007

Carling GT, Tingey DG, Fernandez D, Nelson ST, Aanderud ZT, Goodsell T, Chapman T. 2015. Evaluating natural and anthropogenic trace element inputs along an alpine to urban gradient in the Provo River, Utah, USA. Applied Geochemistry. 63:398-412.

Baughman O, Meyer S, Aanderud ZT, Leger E. 2015. Cheatgrass die-offs as an opportunity for restoration in the Great Basin, USA: Will local or commercial native plants succeed where exotic invaders fail?. Journal of Arid Environments. 124:193-204.

Aanderud ZT, Jones S, Fierer N, Lennon J. 2015. Resuscitation of the rare biosphere generates pulses of ecosystem activity. Frontiers in Microbiology.  doi:dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00024

Gornish E, Aanderud ZT, Shelley R, Svejcar T, Rinella M, Englund S, Jeremy J. 2014. Altered snowfall and soil disturbance influence the early life stage transitions and recruitment of a native and invasive grass in cold deserts. Oecologia.

Aanderud ZT, Jones SE, Schoolmaster D, Fierer N, Lennon JT. 2013. Snow alters the respiration sensitivity and composition of soil microbial communities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 57:217-227.

Lennon JT, Aanderud ZT, Lehmkuhl BK, Schoolmaster DR. 2012. Mapping the niche space of soil microorganisms using taxonomy and traits. Ecology. 93:1867-1879.

Aanderud ZT, Lennon JT. 2011. Validation of Heavy-Water Stable Isotope Probing for the Characterization of Rapidly Responding Soil Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77:4589-4596.

Aanderud ZT, Richards JH, Svejcar T, James JJ. 2010. Shift in seasonal precipitation reduces soil organic storage in a cold desert. Ecosystems. 13:673-682.

Aanderud ZT, Richards JH. 2009. Hydraulic redistribution may influence decomposition. Biogeochemistry. 95:323-333.

Presentations

Jones E, Aanderud ZT. Connections between river bacterial communities and pathogen abundance along mountain to urban transitions. 2015 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore MD. 2015 .

Aanderud ZT. Introducing Gradient Along Mountain-to-Urban Transitions observatory network of water resources and quality across Utah, USA. Perth III: Mountains of our future Earth. Perth, Scottland. 2015 .

Magnusson T, Aanderud ZT. Environmental cues structuring bacterial dormancy shift from hypersaline to freshwater lakes. 2015 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore MD. 2015 .

Aanderud ZT. Resuscitation of the rare biosphere contributes to pulses of ecosystem activity. 2015 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore MD. 2015 .

Roundy BA, Roundy BA, Bybee J, Young KR, Hulet A, Aanderud ZT, Cline N, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers. J. Vegetation restoration from piñon-juniper control treatments. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies summer meeting. Reno, Nevada. 2015 .

Roundy BA, Bybee J, Young KR, Hulet A, Aanderud ZT, Cline N, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers. J. Vegetation restoration from piñon-juniper control treatments. Managing pinyon-juniper expansion into sagebrush ecosystems: Next steppe for the bi-state. Minden, Nevada. 2015 .

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