My research focuses on arsenic remediation using the arsenic hyperaccumulating fern Pteris vittata. Bioremediation holds great promise as a tool to help urban agriculturalists turn underutilized land into food production zones; at my field site in South Berkeley, the discovery of mild arsenic contamination interrupted plans for a community orchard. I am interested in optimizing P. vittata arsenic accumulation in the presence of field stress factors, including other common urban soil contaminants like lead.
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