Seth Pritchard

College of Charleston

Address: Office: Room 205 Harbor Walk West; Lab: Room 216 Harbor Walk West
Phone: 843.953.5995
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Ph.D., 1998, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Understanding how global environmental changes will influence forest function with emphasis on quantifying controls of carbon and nitrogen flow through the atmosphere-plant-soil microbe continuum


  • McCormack ML, Dickie IA, Eissenstat DM, Fahey TJ, Fernandez CW, Guo D, Helmisaari HS, Hobbie EA, Iversen CM, Jackson RB, Leppälammi-Kujansuu J, Norby RJ, Phillips RP, Pregitzer KS, Pritchard SG, Rewald B, Zadworny M. 2015. Redifining fine roots improves understanding of below-ground contributions to terrestrial biosphere processes. New Phytologist, 207: 505-518. TANSLEY REVIEW ARTICLE.
  • Meier IC, Prtichard SG, Brzostek ER, McCormack ML, Phillips RP. 2015. The rhizosphere and hyphosphere differ in their impacts on carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests exposed to elevated CO2New Phytologist 205: 1164-1174.
  • Beidler KT, Taylor BN, Strand AE, Cooper ER, Schönholz M, Pritchard SG. 2015. Changes in root architecture under elevated levels of CO2 and N reflect alternate soil exploration strategies. New Phytologist, 205: 115301163.
  • Taylor BN, Strand AE, Cooper ER, Beidler KV, Schönholz M, Pritchard SG. 2014. Root length, biomass, tissue chemistry and mycorrhizal colonization following 14 years of CO2 enrichment and 6 years of N fertilization in a warm temperate forest. Tree Physiology 34:955-965.
  • Taylor BN, Beidler KV, Strand AE, Pritchard SG. 2014. Improved scaling of minirhizotron data using an empirically-derived depth of field and correcting for the underestimation of root diameters. Plant and Soil 374:941-948.
  • Pritchard SG, Taylor BN, Cooper ER, Beidler KV, McCormack ML, Strand AE, Zhang S. 2014. Long-term dynamics of mycorrhizal root tips in a loblolly pine forest grown with free-air-CO2-enrichment and soil N fertilization for 6 years. Global Change Biology 20:1313-1326.
  • Runion, G.B.; Pritchard, S.G., and Prior, S.A. 2014. Leaves: Effects of Elevated CO2 Levels. pp. 338-342. In Wang, Y.Q. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Resources. Taylor & Francis, New York.