Mr. Gabriel Duran supports Woodwell Climate’s soil research. He works on a multi-institutional project through Indigo Ag, assessing soil carbon from farms across the midwest. His responsibilities include soil grinding, infrared spectroscopy analysis, and elemental analysis of samples.
Prior to joining Woodwell Climate Research Center full time, Mr. Duran participated in Woodwell Climate’s Polaris Project, where he studied wildfire impacts on nutrient concentrations and infiltration rates. In 2018, Mr. Duran joined the Marine Biological Laboratory as a PEP student, where he researched harmful algal blooms and nutrient cycling. In 2019, he interned at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he looked at radium isotopes as water tracers. In the future, he aspires to become a biogeochemist who specializes in understanding how carbon and nutrient cycling have been altered by land-use and climate change in urban areas, and how to mitigate this damage.
Mr. Duran graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Science and B.A. in Biological Sciences.