Both Dr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra and Elizabeth Brannon traveled to San Francisco to attend the AGU Meeting. Dr. Moseman-Valtierra gave a talk titled "Testing two potential fates for coastal marshes: Greenhouse gas emissions from native, Phragmites australis-invaded, and permanently inundated zones" and Elizabeth presented a poster titled "Using Mid-IR Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometry to Simultaneously Measure N2O, CO2, and CH4 Fluxes: Responses to Ammonium Nitrate Additions in Salt Marshes". You can view electronic copies of their abstracts in the online AGU program. During the conference Elizabeth had a chance to visit the birth place of the lab's CRDS Analyzer, Picarro headquarters. What a great way to end the year!
Three of the MV Lab undergraduates that participated in the Coastal and Environmental Fellows program this past summer at URI presented their research this Friday.
Ian-Robert Armistead: "Will high marsh dieback affect blue carbon budgets?"
Isabella China: "Greenhouse gas fluxes from coastal marshes: declining in CO2 uptake with rising sea level?"
Soliel Doman: "Pore water and soil analysis in Phragmites salt marshes"