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JoAnn Holloway

JoAnn Holloway is a Research Physical Scientist (biogeochemistry) with the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center.

Soil is the basis for terrestrial ecosystems, influencing  vegetation patterns and water quality. JoAnn Holloway is a biogeochemist with research interests exploring the influence of parent material, geomorphology and hydrologic processes on soil biogeochemistry. These processes are evaluated in the context of how land use, including historic mining, urbanization, forestry and agricultural practices can influence soil and water quality. Her background in hydrology, geology, geochemistry, pedology and soil microbiology provides the basis for interdiscipline collaborations to evaluate the impact of land use and natural disasters (e.g., hurricane surge, wildfires) on soil and water quality.