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Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson, Ph.D.

Thesis Topic: Biofuel cropping and manure management effects on soil microbial abundance and activity in Ontario soils.

I quantify microbial gene and transcript abundance to assess ecosystem functioning and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission potential within Ontario agricultural soils; specifically I use molecular techniques (qPCR)  to assess microbial denitrifier and nitrifer abundance and activity in response to agricultural management practices. 

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