University of Maryland College Park
1427 Animal Science Building
College Park, Maryland 20742
Methane, nitrous oxide, carbon sequestration, restoration, nitrogen cycling, bacteria, fungi, archaea
I am a soil microbial ecologist that uses a combination of molecular approaches and activity measurements to link microbial community composition to function. I have worked in a variety of ecosystems including wetlands, agriculture, forests, and urban sites. Recently much of my work has involved the production and consumption of trace gases–methane and nitrous oxide. Besides natural systems, I am interested in way to improve restoration techniques to promote microbial activity.
- Blue Mountain Community College, Biology, A.S., 1998
- Whitman College, English, B.A., 2001
- Oregon State University, Soil Science, Ph.D., 2007
I have a current project examining depressional wetlands on the Eastern Shore and another in sustainable grain production systems.