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Environmental Transformations and Interactions

The Environmental Transformations and Interactions Area focuses on the mechanistic and predictive understanding of environmental (physiochemical, hydrological, biogeochemical), microbial, plant and ecological processes in above and belowground ecosystems, the atmosphere, and their interfaces. EMSL provides the experimental, computational, and simulation expertise to investigate and model cycling, transformation, and transport of critical nutrients, elements, contaminants, and atmospheric aerosols. Experiment and modeling approaches will accelerate mechanistic understanding of coupled soil-microbe-plant-atmosphere molecular processes and their interdependencies, ultimately informing models of ecosystem processes and land-atmosphere interactions at larger scales.

10-Year Objective