Current Research in EEPS: Dr. Clara Chan, University of Delaware Microbes rust the Earth: how iron-oxidizing bacteria thrive and drive biogeochemical cycles Fe(II)-oxidizing microorganisms (FeOM) gain energy by Fe(II) oxidation, in the process fixing carbon, cycling nitrogen, and forming highly reactive Fe(III) oxyhydroxides that strongly bind phosphate, metals, and organic carbon. To unravel the environmental influence of FeOM, we have integrated field studies with culture, ‘omic, and biochemical investigations. I will discuss what we’ve learned about the mechanisms of…Find out more »
Current Research in EEPS: Dr. Marisa Palucis, Dartmouth College How much water does it take to build a fan on a cold and wet Mars? Alluvial fans may represent one of the last widespread signs of significant fluvial activity on Mars' surface. Understanding the climatic conditions during the formation of these features may provide key insights on habitability and climate change on Mars. Numerous studies have used data and theory from terrestrial fans from warm, arid, rainfall-dominated climates to estimate…Find out more »
For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right. From there, walk east to the department. The google map below shows exactly where our building is.