Research Webinar Series: Drivers of Change in Denitrification Capacity of Riparian Soils During Spring Snowmelt

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Online - Registration required

Speakers: Brittany Lancelloti, Carol Adair, and Julia Perdrial, University of Vermont

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VLfJKaptQHeOwxV1_k41zA

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Brittany Lancellotti will share her findings from her 2019 spring snowmelt field campaign, which was conducted to investigate how riparian soil denitrification and its controls vary throughout this dynamic period. The project was designed to study physical/chemical and biological (i.e. microbial community) controls on denitrification. To achieve this, an existing riparian soil monitoring network was leveraged to measure physical controls on denitrification, like soil moisture and oxygen content. Additionally, denitrification rates we measured in conjunction with the abundance of denitrifying bacteria to study how the microbial community is impacted by spring snowmelt. 

This work is funded by the Vermont Water Center and Vermont EPSCoR.

Participants should expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by a facilitated, 20-minute Q&A period.

This seminar is part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Seminar Series.

 

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