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Biogeochemistry and Plant Science

Academic and research staff are actively involved in the following areas:

  • Biogeochemistry of iron, sulfur and carbon in extremely acidic environments
  • Effects of climate change and eutrophication on drinking water quality
  • Effects of climate change and eutrophication on high carbon storage intensity aquatic ecosystems (wetlands and lakes)
  • Establishing microbial pathways and microbial contributions in cycling biogenic elements (e.g. carbon), in ruminants, soil and in marine systems.
  • Genetic modification of crop plants in order to increase disease resistance (e.g. potato and tomato)
  • Molecular approaches to reduce decomposition rates of peatland plants and therefore increase carbon sequestration rates
  • Use of constructed wetland to purify wastewaters and increase habitat quality