Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dr Rier joins USDA workshop

Dr. Steven Rier, professor, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, was one of ~30 researchers from across the U.S., Canada and Europe invited to participate in a workshop at Penn State University that examined the microbial determinants of phosphorus transport in stream ecosystems. The workshop will culminate in the publication of a review paper on the topic. The US Department of Agriculture supported the meeting. Dr. Rier's research group studies how phosphorous pulses that occur in streams during storm events regulate microbial activity and growth in the stream ecosystem. This work has many implications for how state and federal agencies manage phosphorous pollution.
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