Tania Burgos-Hernández, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is featured on the website of the Office of Energy and Environment for her research on urban soils. In particular, she is analyzing urban soils on the Ohio State campus to determine their ability to store carbon.
To study Ohio State soils, she is collecting multiple samples from 150 soil cores and three pits dug on campus. Soil cores will be collected later this year. Burgos-Hernández will thoroughly analyze the physical properties of the cores she collects. She will examine the color, texture and structure, as well as chemical and biological properties of the soil to determine carbon, metals and other factors.
Read more about Tania's research and what she hopes to find and how her findings could set an example for other universities.
Tania is advised by Brian Slater, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Source: Office of Energy and Environment, The Ohio State University.