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Borch Group in collaboration with University of Tubingen and University of Bristol Publishes findings on bacterial release of climate-damaging carbon from thawing permafrost

Borch group member Monique Patzner’s work on the impact of climate change on carbon stability was published in Nature Communications and acknowledged by CSU.Ā  The work was led by Monique’s co advisors Andreas Kappler of the University of TĆ¼bingen and Casey Bryce at the University of Bristol. CSU news article Nature Communications article

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New tool for determining pesticide distribution within citrus trees

Our latest paper, Fluorescent Dye Paper-Based Method for Assessment of Pesticide Coverage on Leaves and Trees: A Citrus Grove Case Study, was just published inĀ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. We have developed a novel tool to evaluate pesticide distribution in crops. Thank you to our partners at Cutrale Citrus Juices in Florida for a…

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Group member Rachelle Rehberg earns first place in lightning talks!

Congratulation to group member Rachelle for winning 1st place at the 3 Minute Lightning Talk competition hosted by the CSU Soil and Crop Science and Agricultural Biology departments! Rachelle presented about Citrus Greening disease and how her research on pesticide application efficacy impacts the agricultural industry. We are so proud of you and keep up…

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Borch Lab awarded US-Israel Binational Science Foundation grant

June 25th, 2019 – Borch lab was awarded new grant from the United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) to study ā€œmechanisms of organic C transformation and sequestration at mineral interfacesā€.Ā  This is a collaboration with the Chefetz lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Rachelle Rehberg Awarded the Fort Collins Area Alumni Panhellenic Bobbie Douglas Alumna Scholarship

CongratulationsĀ to PhD candidate, Rachelle Rehberg, who received the Fort Collins Area Alumni Panhellenic Bobbie Douglas Alumna Scholarship!Ā  The scholarship recognizes students who continue to further their education while staying actively involved with their alumnae and collegiate chapters, as well as the Panhellenic community in Fort Collins.Ā  Rachelle had the opportunity to discuss her research and…

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Fracking and Health: Ask an Expert “Biocide use in Fracking”

JanuaryĀ 2019 –Ā  Dr. Thomas Borch discusses why biocides are used in fracking with The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, highlighting the most commonly used chemicals and describing the complexities of identifying and measuring them in produced water.Ā  Ā Dr. Borch also discusses how release into the environment can impact public health, including through the development of antimicrobial resistant…

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