Ph.D. Student, Ecology,
To determine and compare the
microbial community structure and identify key microbial groups that have an
active role in the transformation of organic matter at the sediment-water
interface. The communities of the Altamaha and Savannah Rivers will be
compared. Experimental procedures include phospholipid fatty acid profiles
combined with compound specific isotope analysis.
My general research interests
include the study of the dynamics of organic carbon in terrestrial and
estuarine ecosystems; microbial degradation of polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons in sediments.
Molina, M., R. Araujo and J.
Bonds. 1995. Dynamics of oil degradation in coastal environments: effects
of bioremediation products and some environmental parameters. In: Symposium
on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development and Field
Evaluations, pp. 31-33. Rye Brook, NY. Office of Research and Development,
Washington, DC. EPA/600/R-95/076.
Araujo, R., M. Molina, D.
Bachoon and L. La Plante. 1994. Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons
in wetlands microcosms. In: Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous
Wastes: Research, Development and Field Evaluations, pp. 194-200. San
Francisco, CA. Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA, Washington,