Archaea vs bacteria: who is doing most of the work?

This article was prepared by postgraduate student Aimee Robinson as part of the ECOL 608 Research Methods in Ecology course. Nitrification is an important process in the nitrogen cycle and has the most obvious environmental implications. The end-product of nitrification is nitrate (NO3-) which can be leached into groundwater (see…

Effluent bacteria lives and escapes….. sometimes

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Anastazia Raymond as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Dairy Cows have been getting a hard time in the media with catch phrases of ‘dirty dairying’ and ‘green streams’. But are scientists testing the impacts of land based…