Research overview

Research in the Terry lab has focused on the phytoremediation of toxic trace elements, including selenium, boron and heavy metals. More recently, since 2013, the lab has developed an additional focus – the bioremediation of wetland and upland sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. The research approach of the laboratory is essentially multidisciplinary, ranging from molecular to field studies, and includes studies in plant physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.