- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Science Communication
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Potential climate feedbacks with thawing permafrost
As frozen soils thaw, microbes in the permafrost become more active, breaking down carbon and releasing it into the atmosphere. What different factors could affect how much carbon is released from permafrost thaw? How could soil characteristics and certain microbial species affect which greenhouse gases are affected?