Erin C Berns

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Erin Berns completed her PhD in Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral research in Dr. Charles Werth's lab addressed the fate of organic groundwater contaminants associated with subsurface permeability contrasts and biological iron and sulfate reduction. Her current work at ORNL on the NGEE Arctic project focuses on determining the biogeochemical mechanisms that control variations in CO2 and CH4 flux across environmental gradients in permafrost soils.