After a busy year of mostly remote work, we're gearing up for more F2F field and lab adventures. Thank you to Water Resources Center researchers John, De'Monnie, and C.J. for keeping field and lab work going at Town Creek and the West Research Campus.
Former undergraduate researchers Alexia, Diego, Ivanellis, and Lulu decided have accepted positions for post-grad studies.
Congrats to Aied Garcia for being awarded a grant from the Water Resources Center Water Scholars Program! The project is entitled "Bringing Awareness to the Research and Volunteer Opportunities at the Water Resources Center".
Congrats to Daniya Stephens for receiving ECU Biology Next Step Scholarship!
AP receives ECU 5-Year Research Achievement Award. Read more.
De'Monnie is taking lead on microbiome analysis of the urban stormwater control structure at Town Creek (Greenville, NC). This project serves as the research focus of a multi-disciplinary course-based undergraduate research experience. De'Monnie is also a Water Resources Center undergraduate researcher!
Goodwillie, C., M.W. McCoy, and A.L. Peralta (2020) Long-term fertilization, mowing, and ditch drainage interact in the dynamics of a wetland plant community. Ecosphere 11(10):e03252. 10.1002/ecs2.3252
Lulu Bernal, Fechi Inyama, and Ivanellis Rodriguez-Torres were named winners for their group presentation!!! Job well done, squad!!!! Check out their presentation.
Check out Gina's new paper with co-authors Sam Austin (former lab undergrad) and collaborator Eban Bean (University of Florida).
Bledsoe, R.B., E.Z. Bean, S. Austin, and A.L. Peralta (2020). A microbial perspective on balancing trade-offs in ecosystem functions in a constructed stormwater wetland. Ecological Engineering. 158. PDF
Lulu Bernal, Fechi Inyama, and Ivanellis Rodriguez-Torres successfully completed an 8-wk virtual research project in the Peralta Lab! We were so lucky to have them on the team. Check our collaborative project video! Best of luck, Lulu, Fechi, and Ivanellis!!!
The Peralta Lab is participating in an awesome grassroots research program in the microbial sciences NSURP. We are paired up with three amazing mentees! More on our research adventures as we get organized and set up to geek out on wetland soil metagenomes!!! Welcome, Feche, Ivanellis, and Lulu!!!
Bledsoe, R.B.§ , C. Goodwillie, and A.L. Peralta (2020). Long-term nutrient enrichment of an oligotroph-dominated wetland increases bacterial diversity in bulk soils and plant rhizospheres. mSphere. 5(3). PDF
Despite the global pandemic, Gina rocked her virtual defense and continues to impress!!! Thanks to the years of support from the committee team (Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Erin Field, and Mike McCoy) and friends and colleagues near and far. Bravo, Dr. Bledsoe!!!
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