Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

A DOE Office of Science User Facility

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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: Montana State University
Principal Investigator: Roland Hatzenpichler
Two long-standing problems in microbial ecology are: (1) identifying the factors driving metabolic activity of microbes in their natural environment and (2) determining the substrates that are fueling that activity. At the moment, no technology...
Lead Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Melanie Mayes
Our goal is to explicitly link microbial function for decomposition of soil organic matter to substrate organic chemistry to improve process representation in a soil organic carbon and phosphorus (P) cycling model, and thereby better predict the...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Pett-Ridge
In tropical ecosystems, changes in future Earth Systems will likely affect both the amplitude and periodicity of redox oscillations due to predicted increases in temperature and changes in the frequency of precipitation. Our research will measure...
Lead Institution: Florida State University
Principal Investigator: Rachel Wilson
Peatlands store 1/3 of all soil carbon (C) and currently act as net C sinks sequestering C as a complex mixture of organic compounds. The anoxic, water-logged, cool conditions of boreal peatlands slows decomposition of those organic compounds,...