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Ariane Arias Ortiz

Research Interests

I am interested in carbon cycling, ecosystems dynamics and the use of tracers in environmental records to study present, past and future processes related to climate change. Currently, my research focuses on C sequestration in wetlands. The role of wetlands in mitigating the effects of climate change and in sequestering CO2 depends on the efficiency with which organic C is incorporated into soils, versus exported to coastal waters and/or offset by CH4 emissions. My project aims to estimate the net ecosystem carbon balance of different types of wetlands, e.g., intact and restored, tidal and impounded and saline versus freshwater. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

2019 NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow