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Watershed Biogeochemistry Group

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The main focus of the Watershed Biogeochemistry Group is to investigate major elemental cycles in streams and their watersheds, particularly carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus pools and fluxes. We are especially interested in quantifying and characterizing the rich array of organic molecules that exist in stream ecosystems, and serve as the main food source to microorganisms and consequently to all biological communities. Throughout the watershed, water is found in many places beyond stream channels, including aquifers, soils, and sediments. Our biogeochemistry laboratory has the capabilities to perform a wide range of chemistry analyses in water samples from all these places.

Watershed Biogeochemistry Staff

Sara Geleskie Damiano

Sara Damiano

Staff Scientist
Headshot of Michael Gentile.

Michael Gentile

Staff Scientist
Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D.

Diana Oviedo Vargas, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist
Sherman Roberts

Sherman Roberts

Staff Scientist

Watershed Biogeochemistry News

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Porewater microbiomes in buried wetland soils: Synergic effects of water chemistry and redox gradients associated with hydrological processes
Kan, J., O. Lazareva, D. Oviedo-Vargas, S.M. McAllister, and C.S. Chan. 2024. Freshwater Biology, early online access.
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Agricultural soil microbiomes differentiate in soil profiles with fertility source, tillage, and cover crops
Bier, R.L., M. Daniels, D. Oviedo-Vargas, M. Peipoch, J.R. Price, E. Omondi, A. Smith, and J. Kan. 2024. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, early online access.
Four members of the AGU Open Science Circle gathered at the annual meeting.
Stroud Center Presents New Research to World’s Largest Group of Earth and Space Scientists
We shared our work with the broader scientific community, were inspired by the work of others, and mentored the next generation of freshwater scientists.
How Much PFAS Is Too Much? PFAS Levels in Drinking Water
PFAS Explained
Forever chemicals threaten drinking water and human health. Learn how scientists are investigating PFAS contamination in farming.
Three people next to a replica of the Nancy Grace Roman space telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Looking Back at Earth and Its Fresh Water From Space
All-star community science volunteers visit Goddard Space Flight Center and learn what NASA satellite data reveals about threats to streams.
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Hydrologic implications of projected changes in rain-on-snow melt for Great Lakes Basin watersheds
Myers, D.T., D.L. Ficklin, and S.M. Robeson. 2023. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 27(9): 1755–1770.