Congratulations to newly minted Dr. Hollie Emery
Hollie Emery has successfully defended her doctoral thesis, “The Effects of Tidal Restriction, Phragmites Australis Invasion, and Precipitation Change on Salt Marsh Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” The research examines how salt marshes, which are important carbon-sequestering ecosystems, might be affected by a variety of human impacts (climate change, invasive species, and coastal hydrology changes). Dr. Emery did this in Wally Fulweiler‘s lab by measuring the green house gas emissions and microbial communities in marshes facing these impacts. The research shows that salt marshes are resilient and are able to withstand human impacts, and therefore likely to continue benefiting coastal communities in the future.
Continuing her work as a postdoctoral associate at Harvard, Dr. Emery will study microbial communities around hydrothermal vents.
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