Fulweiler Co-Authors Third Paper Resulting from Pardee Center Workshop on Oyster-Mediated Denitrification

Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler, a Professor of Biology and Earth & Environment, co-authored a new paper exploring using oysters for long-term removal of nitrogen from coastal ecosystems.

In the paper, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the authors explain that the complex biogeochemistry of denitrification has limited policy consideration of oyster-mediated denitrification within nutrient management schemes. They provide an overview of the biogeochemical processes and explore how oyster-mediated denitrification could be incorporated into nutrient management policies.

This is the third peer-reviewed paper resulting from a two-day workshop convened by Prof. Fulweiler and hosted by the Pardee Center in September 2019. The workshop, which was part of Prof. Fulweiler’s work as a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, explored the nitrogen removal capacity of oyster habitats via denitrification, bringing together a group of about 30 experts to assess the current state of knowledge on denitrification associated with oyster aquaculture.