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May 15 2023

SBS 2023 at USC! 


The Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium (SBS) was hosted by USC (May 13-14) this year! The mission of the SBS is to assemble early career scientists (i.e., graduate students) and faculty advisors each year for an informal weekend of scientific presentations, informal discussions, and social interactions with the goal of (1) advancing early career geobiology and biogeochemical research, education, and training within a comfortable, inclusive conference setting, (2) build new and strengthen existing collaborations between research groups, and (3) establish national recognition of the southeastern states as a center of excellence in geobiology and biogeochemical research. The event attracted about 70 participants from at least 5 different states (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida) and was a success! Two graduate students from the Bourbonnais Lab won prizes for best oral presentations (Archana Venkatachari, 3rd position, and Darcy Perin, 4th position. Congratulations!  

December 19, 2020

Follow the adventures at sea of Darcy Perin and Maggie Gaspar aboard the R/V Sally Ride (cruise blog link here). They will be collecting precious water samples to study nitrogen cycling processes in the Oxygen Deficient Zone (ODZ) off Mexico for the next 3 weeks (including Christmas and New Year!). 
May 6, 2020

Our lab is featured in the Elementar Americas Inc. customer spotlight! Read the article here:
February 17, 2020

Ocean Sciences meeting 2020, San Diego

With Bonnie Chang and Julie Granger - before the lockdown... 
Photo: P. Rafter
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October 23-24, 2019

EMPA N2O Isotope workshop

PI Bourbonnais just attended the "What can we Learn from N2O Isotope Data?" at the EMPA near Zurich, Switzerland. A timely workshop with great talks and discussions! It was great to reunite with old friends and meet European and Japanese researchers! 


July 15, 2019

News from the CCGS Amundsen

Holly boarded the CCGS Amundsen to participate to a research cruise off Greenland in the Canadian Arctic last week. Follow her blog on the "Cruise blog" page. 


November 27, 2018

Welcoming Holly Westbrook, the lab's first graduate student

Holly Westbrook, formerly research assistant in Julie Granger's lab at the University of Connecticut will be starting her M.Sc in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab at the University of South Carolina this spring. She will be working on nitrous oxide cycling in the Western Arctic.

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