Tereza Brezinova Is DUWC's Summer 2015 Visiting Scholar



We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tereza Březinova as a Summer 2015 Visiting Scholar. She will be in North Carolina until August 18, 2015 working on the project "Effect of Flood Depth on Carbon Sequestration in Reedbeds," a joint project between the Duke University Wetland Center and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Tereza received her B.Sc. (Microbiology and Biotechnology) and M.Sc. (Biotechnology) degrees at the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2010, she entered the Applied and Landscape Ecology doctoral program at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

The topic of her dissertation was Seasonal dynamics of heavy metals in vegetation in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment. During her experiments between March 2011 and March 2013 Tereza monitored every month two constructed wetlands planted with Phragmites australis and Phalaris arundinacea in order to evaluate the amount of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in both above- and belowground biomass of these plants.

July 23, 2015