Molly Huber

Molly Huber

PhD student

  • Teaching Assistant in Environmental Studies

Departments / Academic Programs

Education

  • BS: Cornell University, 2019

Contact Information

Specialty

Terrestrial biogeochemistry, soil science, wetland biogeochemistry, alpine wetlands, soil redox,

Research Interests

effects of global change on wetland nutrient cycling

Bio

The primary driver behind my research is a fascination with how climate change is influencing biogeochemical controls on the earth system. I examine soil chemical and physical processes to understand human-altered nutrient cycles in terrestrial systems. My background focused on carbon cycling in the rainforests of Latin America and wetland systems of New York State, examining ecosystems with varying levels of human manipulation. My PhD research builds on this background by examining the role of wetland soils within the alpine landscape. By investigating oxidation-reduction cycles within these wetlands, we can begin to understand how they impact water chemistry at the landscape scale, as well as how global change could alter this role in the future. 

Awards

  • Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell University, 2019
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, 2017
  • Hunter R. Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar, Cornell University, 2017