Five current and two former members of the Cherry Lab presented at the annual SWS Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 6-9, 2017.
Undergraduate students, Steve Cerna and Ben Christiansen, presented a poster entitled, "Effects of fire on aboveground biomass and litter accumulation in four wetland plant communities along a coastal transition," which was based on work they had been doing as part of the EPA fire project. The poster was co-authored by Holden Naff, a recent graduate of the University of Alabama.
Graduate student, Mollie Nugent, also presented a poster on the EPA study entitled "Fire effects on above- and below-ground decomposition rates in four communities along a coastal elevation gradient." Mollie was also recognized at the annual awards luncheon as one of 10 SWS Student Research Award recipients.
Dr. Cherry presented an oral presentation in the Wetland Carbon Symposium. Her talk, "Patterns of soil organic matter in coastal wetlands spanning a soil moisture gradient," described patterns of declining soil organic matter and carbon content with increasing elevation at Grand Bay, MS.
Two former graduate students of the Cherry Lab, Anna Braswell and Nigel Temple, presented posters of their ongoing dissertation work at Duke University and Mississippi State University, respectively.