The Hydro-Biogeochemistry Group in the Media
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
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
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.
Student teams research the environmental impact of UW's air travel
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).