Michael Nguyen

environmental geochemistry
nanogeoscience
Candidate: 
Ph. D. Geosciences
Office: 
213 E Lab 2

My research examines how climate changes such as warming affect the formation and stability of organo-mineral associations. Organo-mineral associations protect organic matter from decomposition and thus store carbon in the soil reservoir. Decomposition of organic matter is a necessity, because it releases nutrients for plants, but too much decomposition can deplete a soil of its capacity for nutrient exchange. An increase in decomposition of organic matter may also alter the flux of carbon between the soil
reservoir and the atmosphere.

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Department of Geosciences
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University of Massachusetts
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