Sisi Peng '19 and Marah Sakkal ’20 join the Myneni lab to conduct summer research.

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Sisi Peng '19 and Marah Sakkal ’20 join the Myneni lab to conduct summer research. Their projects are independent from each other, but they are bridged by the overall goal to understand the release of halomethanes in coastal environments due to the interaction between sea-level rise and coastal soils.  Sisi is conducting experiments to determine how different environmental factors such as pH and the presence of other anions affect bromination of soil organic matter.  Marah, on the other hand, is looking at soil profiles in order to help Sisi uncover potential abiotic bromination mechanisms catalyzed by iron and manganese and how micronutrient cycling contributes to soil bromination and chlorination. So far, they have collected and experimented on samples from Pine Barrens, New Jersey as well as Winyah Bay, South Carolina. They are thrilled to be a part of the Myneni lab this summer!

Sisi Peng '19, Marah Sakkal ’20 and Danielle Schlesinger sampling in the field for the Myneni lab.

Sisi Peng, Marah Sakkal and Danielle Schlesinger in the field.

 

Marah Sakkal collects samples in the field.

 

Sisi Peng sampling sampling in the field.

 

Sisi Peng sampling in the field.

 

Sisi Peng sampling in the field.