James Moran, Ph.D.

James Moran

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B.A. in Chemistry and Geology, Lawrence University
Ph.D. in Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Postdoctoral studies at McMaster University

Research focus

I specialize in using detailed analyses of the abundance of light stable isotopes (primarily 13C, 15N, and 18O) to address scientific questions related to biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, animal ecology, and chemical forensics. I have a specific interest in understanding nutrient exchange processes within the rhizosphere and the overall role that spatial organization plays in driving relevant plant, microbial, and geochemical interactions. To help provide new insights to scientific investigations I also enjoy instrument and method development efforts including developing spatially resolved approaches for making isotope, protein, and elemental compositional analyses over solid or soil surfaces.

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