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Back From the Past: Recovery of Nutrient Processes and Microbial Communities in Relict Hydric Soils Following Restoration

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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)