The Influence of Soil Amendments on Ecosystem Functions in Restored Cranberry Bogs

This group of research projects investigates the potential of soil amendments to stimulate or otherwise influence desirable and undesirable wetland functions such as water quality improvement and climate change functions. Laboratory experiments use highly replicated artificial mini-wetlands called mesocosms to investigate the effects of amendments on key soil-based wetland functions. Based on these results, we determine what types and quantities of amendments to study in real-world restoration sites and monitor for their effect on nitrogen removal, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas emissions.


Kate Ballantine
Principal Investigator
Jason Andras
Co-Principal Investigator
Rachel Rubin
Nia Bartolucci
Todd Anderson