A large review paper on persistence and implications of FIB survival in beach sand is out in Water Research. Link is here. Congrats to Chelsea and João for successfully leading this very large effort?
Our new paper examining the impacts of controlled manure additions from cattle under different antibiotic treatments on soil microbial communities and function is out in Ecology Letters. Link is here. Congrats to Carl Wepking and Mike Strickland for taking the lead!
Congratulations to Catie Cappellin for successfully defending her MS thesis this summer! Catie worked on patterns among microbial populations and communities in the Dan and Smith River ecosystems in southside VA. Great job Catie!
Congratulations to Shan for publishing her soil metagenome work in reclaimed mine lands in Soil Biology and Biochemistry! Link is here.
New paper investigating relationships between amphibian skin microbiomes and chytrid fungal pathogens. Link is here. Congrats to Dani and Lisa!
Congratulations to Ross Vander Vorste and our other co-authors on our new manuscript published in Freshwater Biology. The data suggest mining-induced salinization impacts on bacterial and macroinvertebrate alpha- and beta-diversity, but not fungal, in leaf decomposition communities. However, a link between these diversity changes and ecosystem function (decomposition rate) was not found, suggesting that taxonomic replacement may have maintained ecosystem function at these lower levels of salinization. The manuscript can be found here.
Congratulations to Lory Willard, Tess Thompson, Leigh Anne Krometis, and all of our coauthors on our 2017 paper on bioretention cells in the Journal of Environmental Engineering. The paper was just awarded the 2019 Wesley W. Horner Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Great work Lory!
Deja Vu – Congratulations again to Sarah for her award in the Graduate Student Research Paper Presentation Competition at the national SSSA meeting last week in San Diego! She tied for first place within the Soil and Environmental Quality Division for her presentation about her results on antibiotic and manure impacts on soil microbial communities.
Congratulations to Sarah Shawver for tying for first place in the graduate student oral presentation competition at the annual meeting for the VA Branch of ASM! Sarah presented her results from our SCARE experiments on antibiotic and manure impacts on soil microbial communities. She received a travel award that will help pay her way to SSSA in January!
Our new paper on indicators of soil health is out in Agriculture and Environment Letters. Thanks and congratulations to Ryan and Jinshi who lead the effort! The paper can be found here.