Wally Fulweiler and team present research at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Hawaii

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March 6th, 2014

Last week Department of Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler and members of the Fulweiler Lab traveled to Hawaii for the Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Silvia Newell, a Department of Earth & Environment Post-doctoral Associate in the Fulweiler lab, co-chaired a session on “The Many Faces of the Nitrogen Cycle.” During the session, several members of the Fulweiler lab presented work.

Newell presented a poster on her work focused on nitrogen fixation in marine sediments and the important role this process plays in adding nitrogen to coastal system.

In the same session, Fulweiler gave a talk on how the most common method for measuring N fixation in marine sediments, the acetylene reduction assay, fundamentally alters the sediment microbial community.

Sarah Foster, a Ph.D. student in the Fulweiler Lab, stayed in Boston but was a co-author of a poster based on the research she did with the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), a University of Hawaii-based Oceanography program, this summer.

And finally, Joanna Carey, a former Fulweiler Lab Ph.D. student and now a postdoc at EPA, presented her recent work on oyster aquaculture impacts on N cycling.

To learn more about Professor Fulweiler’s lab, visit her lab website. To learn more about Sarah Foster’s experience with the CMORE program, check out her blog on the Fulweiler Lab site.