Just this morning, WEEL's very own Jorge Ramos successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation: "Methane and Nitrous Oxide Fluxes from Water, Plants, and Soils of a Constructed Treatment Wetland in Phoenix, AZ." Jorge came to ASU in 2010 and shortly after decided to join our lab to study urban wetlands. He was interested in understanding the tradeoffs between ecosystem services (namely water treatment) and disservices (namely greenhouse gas production) at the Tres Rios Constructed Treatment Wetland. His work builds on years of WEEL research at Tres Rios, and offers valuable new techniques and insights in understanding greenhouse gas emissions in urban wetlands.
Jorge very recently signed a job offer with Conservation International, where he will be leading their Blue Carbon initiative, focusing specifically on coastal wetlands throughout Latin America. We know he will go on to do big things in this position and beyond.