Matthew Norwood

Dr. Matt Norwood

I received a BSc in Marine Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M University at Galveston (2011) and my PhD in Chemical Oceanography from Texas A&M University (2017). During my PhD I focused on applied environmental chemistry, biomarker chemistry, and biogeochemistry in order to better understand carbon sequestration within transitional coastal ecotones and the analysis of pyrogenic water soluble organic carbon.

Currently, my research focuses on potential warming induced effects on soil organic matter within the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT). Specifically, this work will aid in the understanding of climate warming on the routing of soil organic matter within soils located along northern latitudinal boreal ecosystems. Over the course of my career I intend to focus on the development of sustainable environmental practices, applied functional carbon sequestration techniques, and bridge the gap between scientific innovation and functional applications for sustainable agriculture.

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A. Myers-Pigg, R. Griffin, P. Louchouarn, M. Norwood, A. Sterne, and B. Cevik (2016). Signatures of Biomass Burning Aerosols in the Plume of a Saltmarsh Wildfire in South Texas. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (17), 93089314 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02132

Gao, X., Norwood, M., Frederick, C., McKee, A., Masiello, C. A., & Louchouarn, P. (2016). Organic geochemical approaches to identifying formation processes for middens and charcoal-rich features. Organic Geochemistry, 94(C), 1–11. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.01.007

M.J. Norwood.,M.J. P. Louchouarn, L.-J. Kuo, and O.R. Harvey. (2013). Characterization and biodegradation of water-soluble organic matter extracted form low-temperature charcoals. Organic Geochemistry. 56, 111–119. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.12.008