Many thanks to The Department of Energy Early Career Research Program
for support and funding this year!
Project title: Genomes to ecosystem function: Targeting critical knowledge gaps in methanogenesis and translation to updated global biogeochemical models
Also, Congratulations to the many other Early Career Award recipients!
Tim Morin, a Bohrer graduate student working with the Wrighton lab, measures pore water methane in dialysis peepers and correlates this to emission rates.
We had a successful trip to the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Meeting this year. Here are some pics from our trip!
Kelly and first year graduate student, Kayla gave fantastic talks.
Also Kelly was the third most mentioned person during her talk on moose at ISME! Check out the statistics by Keith Turner and check him out on Twitter.
Graduate students at their posters (left to right: Jordan Angle, Robert Danczak, Paula Dalcin-Martin, Anne Brooker, Lindsey Solden):
Congratulations to Paula Dalcin-Martin on her ISME student travel award!
We also found some time to explore Montreal and celebrate a productive summer!
Lab Dinner at Bouillon Bilk
We went on an awesome food tour in Mile End.
Climbed up Mount Royale.
Check out our graduate students giving talks this summer:
Kayla Borton at GRC
Lindsey Solden at ESA
Kayla Borton at ISME
Also come check out our posters:
Garrett at GRC
Jordan at ISME
Lindsey at ISME
Jordan, Kelly, and Garrett headed to Lisle, IL last week for the 7th Annual Argonne National Laboratory Soil Metagenomics Meeting.
Jordan had a great time presenting his poster on surface methanogens in wetlands!
Kelly presenting her invited talk “Identifying factors controlling methane emissions across freshwater wetland gradients”
Road trip back to Columbus after a successful, fun meeting!
The Wetlands team had a great summer sampling trip this past week. They even had some time to show some Ohio State pride. O-H!!
Garrett, Jordan, Kayla and Mike J headed out to Old Woman Creek last week to collect cores and pore water samples for the summer season.
Jordan and Kelly went to Old Woman Creek this weekend to introduce our newest graduate student, Garrett Smith to the field site. Although the paddling chemistry wasn’t immediately there, it was a great team building exercise.
Jordan cores through the ice today at Old Woman Creek to better understand the seasonal impacts on methane cycling in wetland sediments. Coldest day of winter: Check!