I am a soil biogeochemist with a broad research interest in carbon and nitrogen cycles. My research work includes both empirical studies and numerical modeling. Specifically, I am interested in the dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition as a function of different environmental drivers (e.g. temperature, moisture). I use microbial- and enzyme-based decomposition models to evaluate the fate of soil carbon (and nitrogen) in the face of climate change in systems ranging from sub-tropical wetland (Florida Everglades) to temperate-boreal transition forest (Howland Forest Ameriflux site, ME).
I have started my current position as a post-doctoral investigator with Dr. Eric A. Davidson at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD in August 2015. Before that I was a graduate research assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory at the University of Florida and I have pursued my doctoral degree in Summer 2015 (Supervisor: Dr. Patrick W. Inglett) in Soil and Water Science, University of Florida.