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Deirdre Griffin

deirdre_griffinGraduate Student

3310 Plant & Environmental Sciences Building


BS Environmental Science and Policy, Minor: Soil Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Projects

My current project explores the effect of biochar as an agricultural amendment on rhizobial and mycorrhizal plant-microbe symbioses. This work focuses on signaling processes between plants and soil microbes and the mechanisms of potential interactions with biochar. It also focuses on sorption potential of different biochars for organic compounds present in soils. (Co-advised by Dr. Sanjai Parikh)

Research Interests

Microbial nutrient cycling, symbioses, ecological agricultural systems, international agriculture and food security


ballet, cooking, knitting, canning, exploring new terrain, watching the chickens run around the yard