Wetlands are one of the most fantastic ecosystems in the world. Natural and constructed wetlands can be used for wastewater treatment or crop production (paddy field). The redox gradient from the surface water to the sediment is a key feature of a wetland, and is dominated by microbes and plants living in the interface. In my research I am studying how wetland biota interact with the Fe/Mn minerals, organic matter and inorganic pollutants (heavy metals, ammonium, etc) in the water-sediment interface, particularly the extracellular electrons transfer mediated microbes in the wetland and plant rhizosphere.
My current research themes include:
1. The response of the redox microbial community to metal pollution and global warming;
2. The effectiveness of constructed wetlands for water treatment and remediation;
3. The development of biological and chemical methods for rapid measurement of metal bioavailability.
For more details, please visit http://ebiogeochem.net (under construction)