People Archive

  • Wanda Cea

    Wanda Cea

    I first became involved with the Silver Lab as a volunteer during my senior year as an Environmental Engineering Science undergraduate at UC Berkeley. After graduating in December, 2008 I formally joined the lab as a technician, working specifically on the Marin Carbon Project, a research project that’s exploring better land management techniques as a […]

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  • Maya Almaraz

    Maya Almaraz

    I began work this summer as a laboratory assistant with the Silver lab.  In the past I have worked on projects looking at the effects of rice rats on seed dispersal in Belize, the effects of grazing on native grassland vegetation and the endangered Smith’s blue butterfly in Carmel, and have also been involved with […]

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  • Andrew McDowell

    Andrew McDowell

    I joined the lab in 2009, and I’m the lab manager for the Silver group. If you have any questions about the instruments we use (Elemental Analyzer, Lachat, Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer), I’m the person to talk to. Before joining the Silver lab, I spent four years at an analytical chemistry lab, where I ran […]

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  • Steven Hall

    Steven Hall

    I’m a third year PhD student in the Silver lab. My thesis examines the impact of anaerobic conditions and fluctuations in redox potential on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon cycling in tropical forest soils. My previous research focused on the restoration of temperate and neotropical wetlands, where I evaluated impacts of altered disturbance regimes on […]

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  • Wendy Yang

    Wendy Yang

    I am broadly interested in how human activities are changing how natural and managed ecosystems function and how ecosystem responses to global change can feedback to drive or slow future global change. My research is in terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology with a focus on determining process rates and drivers of chemical transformations in the […]

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  • Becca Ryals

    Becca Ryals

    I finished my doctoral research in the Silver lab in 2012. I am interested in the interaction between climate change and land management on biogeochemical processes, particularly in the storage of carbon. My dissertation research explored the potential for carbon sequestration in grazed annual grasslands with different management strategies. I use a combination of large-scale […]

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