Senior Scientist (PI)

Patrick Megonigal
Curriculum Vitae
Deputy Director, Biogeochemist
My research concerns carbon biogeochemisty with an emphasis on belowground processes in wetlands. I am currently studying the effects of elevated CO2 on plant productivity, soil carbon storage, and methane emissions. In addition, I am studying a variety of plant-microbe interactions including the contribution of root exudates to the metabolism of methane-producing microbes and the role of rhizosphere iron-oxidizing bacteria to a root-associated wetland iron cycle.

Research Staff

James Duls
Head Hydrologic Technician

  Andrew Peresta
Biological Science Technician

Gary Peresta
Environmental Engineer