The Hydro-Biogeochemistry Group in the Media



The future of Cambodian Rice

June 11, 2019

Research efforts in the Tonle Sap region of Cambodia, with contributions from Becca (group PI) and Yasmine (PhD student), were highlighted in the immersive story “Fueled by floods” which appeared on the UW homepage. A companion piece focusing on the rice specific research of this project appeared in The Bridge, the UW CEE newsletter.


spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost

February 4, 2019
A publication written by Becca, group PI, titled “Warming Effects of Spring Rainfall Increase Methane Emissions From Thawing Permafrost” was featured by UW News, AAAS EurekAlerts!, AGU News, and Inside Climate News.

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Staying afloat

June 26, 2018
A UW news story featured work conducted by Becca (group PI) as part of a collaborative effort to improve the health and living conditions of an impoverished floating community in the Peruvian Amazon. The news story includes many nice photos of the research infrastructure and the floating community.


Rising temperatures, rice, and arsenic uptake

September 2017
A publication written by Becca, group PI, titled "Soil Warming Increases Arsenic Availability in the Rice Rhizosphere" was highlighted in a news story written by the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Societies. The story was picked up by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and included in their October 2017 Alert (Alert 148).


Science happens at the border of different disciplines

June 2017
The wetland methane project was featured in EMSL's Molecular Bond (newsletter for DOE's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory). Plant growth experiments conducted as part of the project are harnessed the molecular capabilities of EMSL and the sequencing capabilities of DOE's Joint Genome Institute to advance understanding of the complex plant and microbial interactions that control methane production and methane oxidation within the soil zone surrounding the roots (i.e. rhizosphere) of wetland plants.

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Students bring big improvements to a small village

June 2017
Becca, group PI, was quoted in The Bridge (UW CEE's alumni newsletter) in a story about a new water supply project in Nicaragua organized by UW's chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Becca is a faculty advisor for the student group.


Washington’s Big Dam Climate Nightmare

October 2016
Becca, group PI, was quoted in Seattle Weekly in a story about methane emissions from Washington's man-made reservoirs.


Student teams research the environmental impact of UW's air travel

October 2016
Nick Waldo, graduate student in the group, calculated the carbon footprint associated with UW's air travel as part of a Certificate in Environmental Management keystone project. The work was featured In Our Nature (UW's sustainability blog).