Intro Sophie Weaver

Hi! My name is Sophie Weaver and I am currently a M.S. student studying stream biogeochemistry. My thesis project is focused on nutrient limitation of stream biofilms (i.e. algae, fungi, microbes), specifically looking at how permafrost thaw and increased nutrient concentrations can impact interactions between algae and heterotrophs in boreal streams! I’m taking this course to learn more about the microorganisms that are present in stream biofilms so I can gain a better understanding of important ecosystem processes (in or outside of streams) like metabolism and denitrification.

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teeny microbes yikes!

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