Biogeochemistry and Environmental Science
Welcome to the Lutz Laboratory at Kent State University. We study how energy and elements move within and between ecosystems, and how human activities alter these processes.
Our research encompasses four broad topics:
(1) Environmental Impacts of Energy Extraction Practices (Mountaintop Mining, Hydrualic Fracturing)
(2) Watershed biogeochemistry
(3) Effects of climate change on ecosystem water and element cycles
(4) Interactions between element cycles
See the Research and Publications pages for more information.