Research in the Reid Lab applies principles from environmental biogeochemistry to the development of sustainable solutions for water quality problems.  Nonpoint sources of pollution remain the most intractable drivers of water quality impairments, so the primary focus of our research is hydrological and biogeochemical processes at the landscape scale and how those processes can be harnessed to achieve water quality goals.  Sustainability is a second key feature of our research program. The materials and processes we deploy must be cost-effective, practically acceptable to stakeholders, and minimize inadvertent environmental impacts.  Members of our group pursue research in three main areas:

Arsenic Biogeochemistry in Wetland Soils



Nutrient and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in Ecosystems at Land-Water Boundaries


Biochar as a Low-Cost Adsorbent for Trace Metal(loid)s



Manganese in the Ithaca Reservoir