We are interested in practically all aspects of the global carbon cycle. However we are especially interested in Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) in the Environment. While this fraction represents only a few percent by weight of global carbon it is responsible for over 90% of the chemistry.
DOM is ubiquitous in air, oceans, soils, and sediments and is a central factor in understanding global warming, sustainable agriculture, the transportation of contaminants and xenobiotics.
Using advanced NMR Approaches we are slowly beginning to understand the complexities of DOM, in rain, rivers, lakes and oceans, and to determine it’s subtle connectivities to life on earth.