Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 through-out the world and its life-changing impact on the day-to-day lives of Americans punctuate the need to be ever cautious of the emergence of new epidemic infectious diseases. COVID-19, along with the emergence of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
Biomineralization is the process used by living organism to produce minerals with properties not always found in their equivalent inorganically produced counterparts. In vertebrates, mineralized tissues such as bone, cementum, dentin and enamel all...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
A potential consequence of rapid climate change is the emergence of epidemic infectious zoonotic diseases as the habitats of disease carriers change to expose human populations to new infectious agents. These environmental changes, along with the...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Eoin Brodie
The pathways of carbon transport and loss through and from soils--soil organic matter (SOM) depolymerization to dissolved organic carbon and mineralization to carbon dioxide (CO2)--are fundamentally driven by microbial activity, which is strongly...
Lead Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Yarwood
Wetland restoration efforts are critical to enhance carbon sequestration in biomass and reestablish ecosystem vitality and functions. The success of such restoration efforts are frequently assessed in terms of microbial processes like reduced...
Lead Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Malak Tfaily
Interactions at the plant-soil-microbe nexus are difficult to track given the complex networks of species and metabolites involved, in addition to the general challenges to studying heterogeneous and uncontrolled ecosystems. Here, we propose to...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
Biomineralization is the process used by living organism to produce minerals with properties not always found in their equivalent inorganically produced counterparts. In vertebrates, mineralized tissues such as bone, cementum, dentin and enamel all...
Lead Institution: University of New Hampshire
Principal Investigator: Paula Mouser
Humans are currently engineering the deep subsurface at unprecedented scales for the purposes of energy-capture technologies, energy-storage capabilities, and environmental mitigation strategies. To address the need to develop a mechanistic and...
Lead Institution: Syracuse University
Principal Investigator: Charles Driscoll
Browning of surface water has been observed across the northeastern United States and northern Europe. This trend has generally been attributed to increases in dissolved organic matter following the onset of recovery from acid deposition, but some...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Garry Buchko
A potential consequence of rapid climate change is the emergence of epidemic infectious zoonotic diseases as the habitats of disease carriers change to expose human populations to new infectious agents. These environmental changes, along with the...

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