My project utilizes the important N-fixing bacteria Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110 as a putative indicator species to screen for potential soil fertility disruption in agricultural systems due to applied Cu(OH)2 engineered nanoparticulate biocides. My work will test anticipated in-field exposure concentrations, make predictive toxicological assessments, and consequently help inform decisions toward more sustainable agricultural management practices.
"Examining the impacts of copper-based nanopesticides to free-living, planktonic populations of the diazotrophic soybean symbiont, Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110”, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science Winter Seminar Series, Santa Barbara, CA, March 8, 2016.
Advisor: Patricia Holden
Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology