My research group studies microbial processes that are important to environmental quality and soil productivity. One area of research focuses on the environmental fate and impact of organic pollutants and other emerging contaminants in soil and water.
Another area of research is to assess the role of soil microbial communities in maintaining soil productivity in agricultural and forestry ecosystems.
A third area of research is bacterial source tracking of fecal contamination in surface waters.
Subject Area: Soil Microbiology
Her lab studies soil microbial community structure in agricultural and forest ecosystems, symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume crops, microbial degradation of organic pollutants, and microbial water quality.