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Tera Levin - Biogeochemistry Lab

Oberlin College, OH

My research focued on quantifying the type and amount of respiration by microorganisms and different depths in a marsh soil profile. Specifically, I was trying to see if methanogens ever became the dominant community. I did soil incubations, gas sampling, and gas chromatography, followed up by much statistical analysis. I learned a lot about anaerobic soil ecology, as well as about biogeochemistry in general. After I graduate, I hope to travel abroad and continue to do biological and biochemical research before going off to grad school.

Funding provided by the National Science Foundation - REU