How soil texture and metals impact carbon storage and wetland microbes
Speaker: Stephanie Yarwood (University of Maryland, College Park)
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Stephanie Yarwood is an associate professor of Environmental Microbiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the department of Environmental Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the ecology of soil microbes, specifically how human activity impacts microbial communities and their functions in wetlands, urban environments, and farming systems. Part of her research involves trying to improve wetland restoration, by understanding the mechanisms that allow for carbon storage in natural wetlands. This research has been conducted in freshwater tidal wetlands, and includes both field observations and manipulative experiments.