Mary K. Firestone

Mary K. Firestone

Professor of the Graduate School
Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
(510) 502-2471
(510) 643-5098
Research Expertise and Interest
soils, miicrobial biology, environmental science
Research Description

Research involves the fundamental understanding of soil microbial ecology, and applications to problems such as global change, sustainability and biodegradation. Current research interests include: bacteria/soil interactions and interactions between plant roots and soil microorganisms.

In the News

January 15, 2014

Eel River Observatory seeks clues to watershed’s future

University of California, Berkeley, scientists will receive $4,900,000 over the next five years to study the nearly 10,000 square kilometer Eel River watershed in Northern California and how its vegetation, geology and topography affect water flow all the way to the Pacific Ocean.