Hello! My name is Andrew “A.J.” Horton, and I am excited to be working with Dr. Francesca Cotrufo in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab. I am from Austin, Texas, born and raised, and received my BA from Austin College, in Sherman Texas. In addition to performing undergraduate-level research in Texas, I have had the wonderful opportunity to study in Australia, Peru, Brazil, and Hawaii, with research topics ranging from human impacts on humpback whale behavior, to correlating leaf defensive traits to herbivory rates. My research interests include plant and soil ecology. I am eager to start working on Dr. Cotrufo’s current carbon and nitrogen dynamics project.