DOE Biogeochemistry Research Featured in Special Session at the Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting


DOE scientists will present the results of their research during a Biogeosciences session at the fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting from December 15-19, 2008, in San Francisco, CA. This special session, “Geochemical Controls and Microbial Response in Metal Contaminated Environments,” will feature presentations on recent findings from studies of microbial responses to mercury contamination and other stresses in contaminated environments. Greater understanding of the fundamental biogeochemical reactions that influence mercury transport and transformation in soils and sediments is needed to enable informed cleanup decisions at DOE sites.