Welcome to the Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry Group

The research of the group is focused on environmntal and biogeochemical processes that affect cycles and availabiity of nutrients (e.g., P and S), metals and organic carbon in soils of both natural and managed ecosystems. We combine both field and laboratory simulation studies, along wth molecular-scale (e.g., synchrotron X-ray techniques, NMR spectroscopy and FT-ICR MS) and isotope techniques, to provide mechanistic understanding of the processes, determine how they control soil biogeochemcial patterns at large spatial scales (e.g., continental), and explore if they can be utilized in to mitigate environmnetal changes. Our research has been funded by NSF, DOE, USDA and UW.

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From left to right: Zhuojun Zhang, Rael Otuya, Ke Wen, Jung-Chen Liu, Hairuo Mao, Than Dam, Mengqiang "Mike" Zhu, and Carson Thompson