Nick joined the Bruns lab in June of 2004. Nick studied the effects of nitrogen deposition on ectomycorrhizal communities. His interests lie largely in how base cation depletion brought on by nitrogen deposition may alter the factors shaping mycorrhizal symbiosis, i.e. a shift from N limitation to limitation by base cations.
Nick sucessfully passed his PhD qualifying exam on October 13 2006. Nick graduated from UC Berkeley in May of 2010 and started a post doc in Microbial Biology at Lund University in Sweden in August of 2010.