Caroline Pierce

S503 Soils Building



Caroline's research addresses one of the deepest and most exciting problems in mercury research: unraveling the complex factors that drive mercury methylation in wetlands. Her research is focused on the SPRUCE site in northern Minnesota, a large ecosystem warming project sited on a black spruce bog. SPRUCE is an ideal location to study mercury methylation as all three known microbial methylation processes (sulfate reduction, iron reduction, and methanogenesis) are known to be present and active in the peat bog being studied.

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