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David LeBauer and son Emil enjoy the beach in Oceanside, Februray 6, 2009
David LeBauer and son Emil enjoy the beach in Oceanside, Februray 6, 2009

David S LeBauer, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dietze Lab

Energy Biosciences Institute

Institute for Genomic Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, Illinois, 61801


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  • 2008, PhD, Earth System Science, University of California at Irvine
  • 2003, MS, Agriculture and Ecology, University of California at Davis
  • 1998, BS, Biology, conc. Ecology, Duke University

Research Interests

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Interactions between plant production and heterotrophic decomposition
  • Ecological Forecasting and global change


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. LeBauer, D.S. 2010. Litter degradation rate and beta-glucosidase activity increase with fungal diversity. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 40(6): 1076–1085 DOI:10.1139/X10-054
  2. Wang, D., D.S. LeBauer, and M.C. Dietze. 2010. A quantitative review comparing the yield of switchgrass in monocultures and mixtures in relation to climate and management factors. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 2(1):16-25 DOI:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01035.x
  3. Allison, S.A., D.S. LeBauer, M.R. Ofrecio, R. Reyes, A. Ta and T.M. Tran. 2009. Low levels of nitrogen addition stimulate decomposition by boreal forest fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41(2):293-302 DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.10.032
  4. LeBauer, D.S. and K.K. Treseder. Nitrogen limitation of net primary productivity in terrestrial ecosystems is globally distributed. Ecology 2008 Feb; 89(2) 371-9. DOI:10.1890/06-2057.1
  5. Okano Y., K.R. Hristova, C.M. Leutenegger, L.E. Jackson, R.F. Denison, B. Gebreyesus, D. LeBauer, and K.M. Scow. 2004 Application of real-time PCR to study effects of ammonium on population size of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in soil. Appl Environ Microbiol 70(2):1008-1016. DOI:10.1128/AEM.70.2.1008-1016.2004

Book Chapter

  1. Isikhuemhen, O.S., and D.S. LeBauer. 2004. Growing Pleurotus tuberregium. In Oyster Mushroom Cultivation, 270-281. Seoul, Korea: MushWorld. [[1]]

Technical Documentation

  1. D.S. LeBauer, Wang, D., Feng, X., and Dietze, M.C. 2010 Biofuel Ecophysiological Traits and Yields Database (BETY-D): Users Manual. Version 1.0. Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.</biblio>

News Articles

  1. LeBauer, D.S. 2008. Nitrogen Pollution Boosts Plant Growth., France [[2]]
  2. LeBauer, D.S. 2004. Consider Shiitake Cultivation! Stewardship News, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Pittsboro, NC. 24(2):8-11. [[3]]
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