Emily Bernhardt

Emily S. Bernhardt


Emily Bernhardt is a biogeochemist who is broadly interested in the capacity of ecosystems to retain nutrients and energy in the face of human accelerated environmental change. The bulk of her research examines the effects of land use change and chemical pollution on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems and the potential for restoration and mitigation approaches to reverse ecosystem degradation.

Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences

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Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry

Duke University

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