LUMCON REU Student Wins Award
October 31, 2012
Aaron Marti, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and member of the 2012 LUMCON REU cohort, won second place in the National Student Research Symposium Oral Presentation Contest held at the International Meetings of the Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies of America on October 21, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theme of this year’s meeting was "Visions for a Sustainable Planet." Aaron’s presentation was titled “Effects of varying salinity on greenhouse gas production from oiled and unoiled Louisiana salt marsh soils” and was co-authored by his REU mentors Dr. John Marton (LUMCON postdoctoral researcher) and Dr. Brian Roberts (LUMCON Assistant Professor and REU program director).
The competition was open to all undergraduate students in the Students of Agronomy, Soil and Environmental Sciences (SASES), an undergraduate student program of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). SASES is an affiliation of agronomy, crops, soils, plant science, or environmental science clubs and their undergraduate student members from colleges and universities throughout North America.
Aaron’s research was supported by a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) consortium award to LUMCON and a NSF REU Site award (OCE- 1063036) to Brian Roberts and Nancy Rabalais.