Annie Majette represented the lab, and presented her USF Honor’s research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congrats!! On both the presentation and doing the work.
Annie’s work examines reservoirs of organic matter and nutrients in coastal soils. She is studying variation in OM and nutrients along 1-4 °C temperature gradients. These are permanent gradients, created by nearby industrial activity, so she is getting the signal of longer-term biological adjustment to altered environments, rather than short term physiological responses to warming, which could offer insights into possible climate change impacts on coastal soil properties and functions.