Dr. Elizabeth Corbett
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Corbett joined the Tzortziou lab in 2016 after completing a NASA postdoctoral fellowship with Columbia University Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Corbett is a biogeochemist and her research interests focus on carbon cycling in urban wetlands, specifically looking at the quantity and stable isotope signatures of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) dissolved in marsh porewater and emitted to the atmosphere, and the quality of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) within the marsh pore water. Using pore water samples from sites dominated by distinct vegetation such as invasive Phragmites austraulis and native vegetation species (Spartina patens, Scirpus, Typha angustifolia, and Eleocharis), Dr. Corbett is interested in examining how marsh porewater chemistry, vegetation characteristics, density and depth of live plant roots affect respiration pathways, carbon storage, and the quality of carbon exported from urban wetlands.