This research explores how microbes and biogeochemical processes in buried relict soils evolve after restoration and how these organisms and processes can be harnessed to remove nitrogen before it pollutes streams. This will help practitioners design restoration projects with conditions that fast-track microbial recovery and nitrogen processing.
Funded by: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Principal Investigators: Jinjun Kan and Marc Peipoch
Collaborator: Shreeram Inamdar (University of Delaware)
Project Years: 2020, 2021