Carmen Enid Martinez, Cornell University

Associate Professor Ithaca, New York cem20@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-0895

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The goal of my research program is to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemical and biogeochemical processes involved in the cycling of major (N, S, C, Fe, Al, Mn), trace (Zn, Cu) and toxic (Cd, Cr, Pb) elements present in terrestrial ecosystems. We use process-based measurements and st...

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Bio/Research

The goal of my research program is to provide a fundamental understanding of the chemical and biogeochemical processes involved in the cycling of major (N, S, C, Fe, Al, Mn), trace (Zn, Cu) and toxic (Cd, Cr, Pb) elements present in terrestrial ecosystems. We use process-based measurements and state-of-the-art spectroscopic (e.g., XAS, FTIR, NMR), microscopic (e.g., TEM, SEM) and diffraction (e.g., XRD) methods to understand ecosystem element cycles and processes from the molecular to the field scale. Recent research topics include: molecular scale investigations of the interaction of organic carbon and nitrogen at mineral surfaces and biomolecular signature in soils with depth, trace metal biogeochemistry, and processes within Fe-N-organic matter coupled systems as influenced by redox condition.

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