D’Andrilli, Juliana

Assistant Research Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
Professional Summary: 

2017 – Present: Assistant Research Professor in the Land Resources & Environmental Sciences department at Montana State University (MSU).

2014 – 2017: Assistant Research Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering departments at Montana State University (MSU).

2014 – 2014: Research Scientist working in the Foreman Research Lab for the Center for Biofilm Engineering at MSU.

2012 – 2014: Postdoctoral research fellow on the replicate ice coring WAIS divide project: PI Christine M. Foreman.

2010 – 2012: Postdoctoral research associate on a West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide multidisciplinary project.  PIs Drs. Christine M. Foreman and John C. Priscu for the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at MSU.

Aquatic environments are important processers of energy and materials.   Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays multiple roles in aquatic ecosystems including fueling heterotrophic activity and coupling cycles of energy and nutrients, ultimately contributing to the balance of carbon in these systems. Microorganisms utilize and produce organic matter (OM) during microbial metabolism which then releases pertinent greenhouse gasses to the surrounding environments and atmosphere, thus a link exists between microbes, the quality and quantity of OM, and how the processing of OM affects the world around us. DOM is a super-mixture of chemical constituents that cycle throughout a multitude of ecosystems in various phases. I am interested in the evolution of DOM and OM in marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and glacial ecosystems by investigating its quality, quantity, and other environmental contributing biological and geochemical factors to better understand its impact in a changing climate. OM evolution research requires combining bulk and molecular level chemical, biological, and ecological techniques. Since DOM and OM is woven in a web of related environmental factors, it is imperative to collaborate with interdisciplinary scientists to gain a better understanding of the OM contribution to the global carbon cycle and its implications for the future.


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