Adrian Spence


Mid-IR Spectroscopy as a Primary Tool in Carbon Biogeochemistry Research

August 01, 2019

Mid-infrared spectroscopy is applied as a primary technique to better understand the bio- and ultraviolet-transformation of soil microbial biomass. Soil microbial biomass constitutes as much as 50% organic carbon in soil organic matter, and therefore plays a crucial role in soil-atmospheric chemistry. In this study, the spatial distribution of microbial-derived organic structures on kaolinite and montmorillonite clay minerals was investigated.